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A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at age 80. But other accounts call that claim into question.
Helen Frankenthaler, an abstract painter known for her bold, lyrical use of color who led a postwar art movement that would later be termed "color field" painting, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut, her nephew said. She was 83.
Helen Frankenthaler, an abstract painter known for her bold, lyrical use of color who led a postwar art movement that would later be termed Color Field painting, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut, her nephew said. She was 83.
The Louvre's biggest attraction is the "Mona Lisa"; at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Velasquez's "Las Meninas" draws the large admiring crowds; at the National Gallery of Art, the top draw is a painting of ... cakes?
Like many a New Yorker, Andy Warhol was obsessed with the city's tabloid newspapers.
Andy Warhol is known for soup cans and celebrity images, not so much for painting headlines and abstract works.
Already bruised by an earthquake that damaged two of its iconic structures, the nation's capital was watching and waiting Saturday for its first hurricane in more than a half-century, a storm that could test its ability to protect both national treasures and vulnerable residents.
The National Gallery of Art, the target of two vandalism attempts by the same attacker in recent months, is planning a thorough re-evaluation and upgrade of its security arrangements aimed at making what it calls "enhancements" to the protection of its treasured collection of 120,000 artworks.
Where the urban planner saw a platted paper marked "commercial," California photographer Lewis Baltz saw an architectural phenomenon worth documenting. During the '60s and '70s, Mr. Baltz photographed the spread of office parks, warehouses and other forms of anonymous industrial architecture. While those buildings may be all but invisible to tired commuters (and ugly when they can't help but notice them), the buildings are as ominous and huge as giants in Mr. Baltz's photographs. Through July 31 at the National Gallery of Art, Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Phone: 202/737-4215. Web: www.nga.gov