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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:16:10 -0500 
Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he buys from people for 500 CFA francs ($0.8726) a pair. . . more
A selection of costumes worn by the cast of period film "The Favourite" went on display at London's Kensington Palace on Friday, in the same rooms where the royal characters the movie is based on once walked. . . more
A selection of costumes worn by the cast of period film "The Favorite" went on display at London's Kensington Palace on Friday, in the same rooms where the royal characters the movie is based on once walked. . . more
U.S. solar installations fell 15 percent in the third quarter as the Trump administration's tariffs on overseas-made panels forced developers to put off large projects, according to a report commissioned by the industry's primary trade group. . . more
Almost 60 years after it was first published as a book, "To Kill a Mockingbird" opens this week in a first Broadway theater adaptation whose themes of racial injustice are just as relevant today. . . more
The mayor of the Chile's Easter Island territory conceded on Monday that the British Museum might be a better home for a massive native Polynesian statue taken by British seamen 150 years ago. . . more
Belgium's Africa Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday after five years of renovations designed to modernize the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium's imperialist past. . . more
Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the United States. . . more
The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square won't be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is made of sand - 720 tons of it. . . more
Senegal has opened one of Africa's largest art collections, one of a series of new museums on the continent that could eventually receive thousands of artefacts from European museums that were looted during the colonial era. . . more
A Hungarian artist has a new exhibition depicting political leaders in the style of iconic paintings with the aim of shocking viewers and holding a mirror to current times. . . more
Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London's V&A Museum, to show that urban planning can be fun, and tasty. . . more
Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain's prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on a mobile phone. . . more
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:04:18 -0500 
The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but he now believes the old Syrian art form might survive after the United Nations said it needed to be saved. . . more
Tania Bruguera and several other Cuban artists were detained in Havana on Monday after trying to stage a protest against a new decree that they fear will hamper creativity and increase censorship of Cuban culture. . . more


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