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Fire investigators determined the blaze was an accident, likely set by a fire someone had started to keep warm in the alley behind the building.

Works by Picasso, Rembrandt Damaged in Seattle Gallery Fire

Davidson Galleries had been preparing to move to a new location, so some of its works were especially vulnerable to smoke damage

Found by workers during recent restorations, the wall paintings feature three crowned motifs.

Cool Finds

Forgotten Tudor Wall Paintings Discovered in a Cambridge University Loft Space

Unseen for nearly 300 years, the art resurfaced during restorations at Christ's College

Elton John performing during his farewell tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

Elton John Just Became an EGOT Winner

With his victory at last night's Emmy Awards, the celebrated musician is the 19th person in history to take home an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony

The new street sign in Paris' 13th arrondissement

You Can Now Walk Down 'Rue David Bowie' in Paris

The city's 13th arrondissement honored the British musical legend on what would have been his 77th birthday

Camille Pissarro's Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain (1897) hangs at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.

Court Rules Against Returning Nazi-Looted Pissarro Painting to Jewish Family

Sold in exchange for exit visas in 1939, the estimated $30 million masterpiece will stay at a Spanish museum

The National Portrait Gallery in London is missing 45 items, according to PA Media's investigation.

What Are the 1,700 Items Missing From England's Museums?

Freedom of information requests have revealed more details about absent artifacts from the last 20 years

Welcome Park is named after the ship that brought Penn across the Atlantic in 1682.

Officials Reverse Plans to Remove William Penn Statue From a Philadelphia Park

The National Park Service had proposed replacing the statue with public resources showcasing the city's Native American history

Artist Keith Haring in his New York City studio in the 1980s

A.I. 'Completes' Keith Haring's Intentionally Unfinished Painting

Critics say the image is disrespectful of the original work, which the artist made as a commentary on the AIDS epidemic

Lily Gladstone became the Golden Globe's first Indigenous Best Actress for her portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon.  

Lily Gladstone Makes Golden Globes History as First Indigenous Best Actress Winner

The "Killers of the Flower Moon" star accepted the award by speaking in the Blackfeet language

Lists are circulating online that contain the names of artists whose work was allegedly used to train an A.I. image generation tool without their permission.

Art Meets Science

Viral Lists Reveal Artists Whose Work May Have Trained an A.I. Art Generator

Thousands of painters, cartoonists, sculptors and other creatives are featured in the documents, which reinvigorated debates around copyright infringement and consent

Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral under renovation on December 8, 2023

Plans to Install Contemporary Stained-Glass Windows in Notre-Dame Cathedral Spark Backlash

French officials have called on artists to submit designs for six new windows in the structure's south aisle

A turtle appears to smile as a dragonfly alights on its nose.

See 25 Breathtaking Images From the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Representing some of the world's best nature photography, the pictures are being put to a popular vote for the People's Choice Award

Each of the four Beatles painted a corner of Images of a Woman (1966).

Stuck in a Tokyo Hotel, the Beatles Divided a Canvas Into Quarters and Started Painting

"Images of a Woman," signed by all four members of the band, could fetch as much as $600,000 at auction

The Everhart Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where prosecutors allege suspects stole Andy Warhol’s La Grande Passion and Jackson Pollock’s Springs Winter in 2005

Final Suspect in 20-Year Art Heist Case Turns Himself In

Nicholas Dombek is one of nine individuals accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of artwork, sports memorabilia and cultural artifacts

The brooch was designed by Victorian architect and artist William Burges.

Cool Finds

Purchased for $25, This Bargain Brooch Could Sell for $19,000—Thanks to 'Antiques Roadshow'

The piece is part of a rare collection by the Victorian-era designer and architect William Burges

Sketch after The Tangled Garden, one of the ten works incorrectly attributed to MacDonald

Museum Realizes Ten J.E.H. MacDonald Sketches Are Fakes—and Puts Them on Display

A new exhibition showcases how the Vancouver Art Gallery investigated the artworks' authenticity

The painting is attributed to Dutch artist Cornelis van Haarlem.

Nazi-Looted Painting Returned to Collector's Heir

The 16th-century piece was one of more than 1,100 artworks taken from a Dutch-Jewish art dealer's collection during World War II

Libraries across the country are sharing their most checked-out books of 2023.

Public Libraries Reveal the Most Borrowed Books From 2023

Titles that appeared on multiple lists include "Lessons in Chemistry," "Spare" and "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow"

Vincent van Gogh's Beach at Scheveningen in Calm Weather (1882)

'Law & Order' Creator Dick Wolf Donates 200 Artworks to the Met

The collection of Baroque and Renaissance pieces includes Vincent van Gogh's first painting of the outdoors

The rare George Washington portrait could sell for as much as $2.5 million in January.

The Met Is Selling This Rare Portrait of George Washington

Artist Gilbert Stuart painted the work after the president sat for him in late 1795

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