Tate Modern's Serota named most powerful person in contemporary art


LONDON - The man who runs London's Tate Modern - an art gallery in a former power station that looms over the River Thames - was named on Thursday the most powerful figure in the world of contemporary art.


Conductor Chailly: Appeasing La Scala's 'gods' with Italian opera 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly knows that Milan's legendary La Scala opera house, where he takes over as principal conductor in January, is a political and cultural pressure cooker. So he's going to give the public what it wants: Italian opera.


U.S. returns stolen artwork to Peru 22 Oct 2014

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. officials returned two stolen, colonial-era paintings to the government of Peru on Wednesday in a repatriation ceremony at the San Antonio Museum of Art.


Protesters decry Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' as anti-Semitic 21 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the company's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," which some have called anti-Semitic and sympathetic to terrorism.


Vandals bring down sex toy shaped sculpture in Paris 18 Oct 2014

PARIS - Vandals attacked a giant green inflatable sculpture in one of the most famous squares in Paris in the early hours of Saturday after its resemblance to a sex toy sparked an outcry.


Frank Gehry's Louis Vuitton art museum sails onto Paris skyline 17 Oct 2014

PARIS - Billowing sails of glass join the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month, when the new Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum designed by Frank Gehry opens to the public.

Musical 'On The Town' sails back to Broadway 17 Oct 2014

NEW YORK - "On The Town" is back on Broadway, 70 years after its debut, in a revival that critics hail as "fizzy and frisky" and a "helluva show."


London show holds up magnifying glass to Sherlock Holmes 16 Oct 2014

LONDON - How do you make an exhibition about a man who never existed?


Novelist Dubus now looks homeward after gritty memoir 16 Oct 2014

NEWBURY Mass. - Andre Dubus III put his faded hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the map of modern literature with his gritty memoir, “Townie.”


Publishers aim to take Chinese literature to the world 16 Oct 2014

FRANKFURT - China, the world's second-biggest book market after the United States, has long been a consumer of works from other countries, now it is making a push to export its own literature abroad, helped by the e-book revolution.