The controversy over the design of a planned memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
There are few places in the world where you can see ancient statues, imperial European jewellery, masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel, paintings by Picasso and sculpture by Henry Moore all under one roof.
With its early colonial portraits, depictions of grand historical battles, transcendentalist landscapes and intimate, turn-of-the-century paintings of the elite classes, the collection of American art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ranks as one of the finest in the world.
CNN's Jim Bittermann talks with a French neurosurgeon who treated Kim Jong Il after he had a stroke in 2008.
North Korea held a huge military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday, using the 70th anniversary of the birth of its late leader Kim Jong Il as an opportunity to try to invoke deeper reverence for his son and chosen successor, Kim Jong Un.
An artwork by Barbara Hepworth, one of the most highly regarded sculptors of the 20th century, has been stolen from a park in London, amid what art experts fear is a metal theft "epidemic."
Picture the glow of medieval squares illuminated by thousands of sparkling lights. Imagine gingerbread-style stalls where artisans offer traditional crafts that threaten to banish gifts of boring neckties and fruitcakes for eternity. Marvel at iPod-toting children falling under the spell of low-tech charms like wooden toys, ice rinks and vintage merry-go-rounds.
Check out these five cool places to grab a cocktail. A coat and gloves are a must at these ice bars.
Artist Janet Echelman explains how she makes structured materials turn to soft billowy forms above city skies.
Janet Echelman never studied sculpture or architecture, and she was rejected by each of the seven arts schools she applied to after college. Yet in an unlikely turn of events, she has become a pioneering creator of enormous flexible sculptures that are beginning to enliven the world's cities.
Forget about the Indy 500, America's wildest race will be taking place almost 2,000 miles away in Humboldt County, California this weekend.
1. Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads"
CNN's Max Foster takes a look inside the venue for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.
When Britain's Prince William marries Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey in April this year, they will be the latest royal participants in a blue-blood tradition that goes back a thousand years.
While the rest of the northern hemisphere was thrown into chaos by the recent cold snap, conditions were perfect this week in Harbin, northeast China, where giant buddhas, skyscrapers and even the Sphinx have been rendered in ice.
The creator of the enigmatic "Kryptos" sculpture at the CIA's headquarters is dangling a substantial clue before code-breakers eager to unravel the work's hidden messages.
icon this month explores photography and meets some of the most iconic photographers of the last few decades.
As many Americans were spending Christmas night with their families, Olek, a New York based artist was near Wall Street, freezing her fingers to the bone while outfitting the famous "Charging Bull" into a giant knitted cozy.
Rushing around is standard airport behavior, but surprising collections of art at U.S. airports offer a moment for reflection -- for those who have the time.
Visitors to the Tate Modern gallery in London on Friday have been stopped from walking on a porcelain sunflower seed art installation by the maverick Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
The city of Florence and the Italian government are embroiled in a dispute -- again -- over who owns one of the world's most famous statues, Michelangelo's David.
The Glee star has now been immortalized by Madame Tussauds
A sculpture that makes up part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall was unveiled and rededicated Thursday after six weeks of restoration work.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on artist Andrew Rodgers unveiling a man-made addition to Turkey's Cappadocia region.
A hundred years ago when German explorer Leo Frobenius visited West Africa and came across some sculpted bronze heads and terracotta figures, he was sure he had discovered remains of the mythical lost city of Atlantis.
For one group of women in Chicago on Sunday, Mother's Day was marked not with flowers, but with a stark reminder of their loss.
The joyful peal of children's' laughter could be heard Saturday at a popular shopping center in Johannesburg, South Africa, where more than 250 underprivileged kids gathered with local celebrities to help dismantle and eat the world's largest chocolate bunny.
North Korea celebrated the 68th birthday of Kim Jong Il on Tuesday with performances and festivals lauding the "Dear Leader," the country's state news agency reported.
A sculpture is now the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction for a record price of $104 million.
A mystery bidder has paid $104.3 million for a piece of art in London, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
A bronze sculpture of a man walking sold for $104.3 million at auction in London, setting a new world record for the highest price paid for a work of art, Sotheby's said Thursday.
As travel budgets are squeezed and slashed in the recession, companies are increasingly seeking innovative ways of bringing employees together for conferences and meetings remotely.
A bronze statue of Helen Keller was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as lawmakers praised her as a trailblazer and an inspiration for those with disabilities.
It was a moment vividly depicted in the movie about her life: 7-year-old Helen Keller, holding one hand under a water pump as her teacher spelled "W-A-T-E-R" into her other hand.
The former American Idol contestant marries boyfriend Bill Brennan in an old Hollywood-themed affair
Stockholm's natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for outdoor happenings. Many of the city's seasonal events have their roots in the city's Viking past, giving a taste of Sweden's long lost Viking heritage.
Race fans have a big Memorial Day weekend ahead. Open-wheel cars at the Indianapolis 500. Stock cars at the Coca-Cola 600.
It sparkles everywhere -- on the walls, the floors, on the ceilings in fanciful art displays guaranteed to make you say, "WOW!" no matter what your age.
The man who successfully bid for two Chinese sculptures at auction and then refused to pay up is being called both a national hero and national embarrassment in China.
An Chinese art collector who bid on sculptures belonging to Yves Saint Laurent won't pay up. ITN's Nicholas Glass reports.
When Christie's announced its plans to auction off two 18th-century bronze sculptures, the Chinese flatly said "no."
When you have beach on the brain, who wants to bother with a layover? Budget Travel has prepared the ultimate insider's guide to seven resort towns south of the border that are just one quick flight away.
The first thing Laura Slipak says when I drag my stressed self into the chill lobby of the Mod Resort, her Austin Powers-chic hotel in Palm Desert: "Oh, dear."
Oakland's new catholic cathedral builds a permanent garden to commemorate victims of clergy sex abuse.
Terrie Light stands outside Oakland's stunning new modern cathedral in a first-of-its-kind garden that honors victims of clergy sexual abuse. She was abused by a priest at age 7.
The British Museum plans to display a statue of supermodel Kate Moss that it bills as the largest gold statue built since ancient Egypt.
Rising from the wooded hills of Derbyshire's Peak District, Chatsworth is a house firmly embedded in its landscape. With its rugged vistas and dazzling baroque architecture, many believe Chatsworth to be the inspiration behind Mr Darcy's Pemberly in Pride and Prejudice. In real life, this 175-room mansion is home to the 12th Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish.
Activists marched in Berlin, Germany, in support of the global day of action against climate change.
Items sold at a Beverly Hills auction offer a glimpse into the life of heavy-metal icon Ozzy Osbourne.
Chicago has long been a favorite hangout for old-school steak houses, sport bars, and blues clubs - and it still is. But today the city also boasts an exciting and varied art and food scene.
Wacky coffins get last laughs
Richard Serra stands in the Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, his hair as white as the marble floor. The summer sun of New York radiates from the towering metal of his monumental works. He breaks no sweat.
Whether you're looking for mud baths or bike routes, a castle or just a good meal, Travel + Leisure steers you in the right direction on this easy drive from San Francisco to Calistoga, California.
Nathan Sawaya's workspace is an explosion of color.
Coming soon: Brood XIII. It sounds like a bad horror movie. But it's actually the name of the billions of cicadas expected to emerge this month in parts of the Midwest after spending 17 years underground
Chess is a challenging game at the best of times. But try playing it in Trafalgar Square, with huge pieces carved from ice -- on a relatively balmy British day that threatened to turn pawns to puddles.
On an overcast day in June, employees at Chiarini Marble & Stone are working on a limestone staircase, which they will hand-carve and fit to connect the three levels of a large San Diego home. The ...
The heat wave baking much of the country this week might make you stop for a minute and think about your job.
With a fiery, alcohol-fueled temper and a dynamic splatter-gun technique, Jackson Pollock was one of many painters and sculptors who, from the 1950s to the 70s, embodied the classic role of the rebel artist.
The Inuit may have countless words that express precisely the myriad types of snow found in their frozen lands, but in the national language of Kenya, Ki Swahili, there is just one -- "theluji."
That eerie yellow and green glow emanating from the ice sculptures in Harbin this winter isn't the result of toxic chemicals in the city's water. But in November, six weeks before this industrial c...
Should you be able to video yourself being interrogated by the police? With many of today's camera-cellphones, it's trivially easy to do from a technical standpoint. But it took Hubert Burda Media, Germany's largest magazine publisher, to get me thinking about it.
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It's been hidden in plain sight at CIA headquarters for 15 years: a message, buried in code, on a large S-shaped copper and wood sculpture called "Kryptos."
What is billed as the world's largest permanent indoor sculpture has opened to the public at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
On the eve of Memorial Day, the U.S. Mint is remembering America's fighting men and women.
A rare marble version of "Bird in Space" by Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi sold Wednesday at Christie's auction house for $27.4 million, a world record for a sculpture at a public auction.
If Wall Street wants a bull market, it has one now.
Britain's most unusual war heroes -- including glow worms, elephants and monkeys -- have been honored for their devotion to duty under fire.
About six years ago, as a friend and I were on a cross-country drive, we stopped in New Salem, N.D., where we visited the town's singular claim to fame: Salem Sue, a 38-foot statue billed as the World's Largest Holstein Cow. After gaping at the colossus, cracking a few udder jokes and taking the obligatory photos, we happily went on our way.
MALCOLM WOLFF ASHEVILLE, N.C.
Quick quiz: what's the best-known work of art in America? Here's a hint: It's not in a museum, it's nowhere near any of the major metropolitan art scenes, and it's a prime travel destination.
GREAT LAKES CHEMICAL CORP. This West Lafayette, Indiana, company has figured out how to live better through chemistry: Stay away from the commodity side of the business and stick to specialty chemi...
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