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The Artside: Hear Hartough speak about golf art

Golf fans and art patrons will have the opportunity to meet Linda Hartough, internationally known golf artist, when she presents a talk about her work Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art.
The Artside: Artists partner with animals to create 'Sheltered' exhibit

Art created on behalf of shelter animals is among several new exhibits opening Thursday, Feb. 19, at Aiken Center for the Arts.
It's click, not clip, to save with Groupon

SAN FRANCISCO -- From karaoke to kickball, some things just don't work without a group of people. A startup wants to add one more to that list: Online bargain hunting.
Artist gets her inspiration from Aiken landscapes, her hounds

Painting is an integral part of Bea Kuhlke's life. "It's the way I react to being alive," she said. "If in a day I haven't been in the studio, I feel I've wasted time."
Struggling town is banking on American Gothic revival

ELDON, Iowa - The perfectly arched and cross-paned gothic window is everywhere.
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Art museums retiring the 'Do not touch' signs

NEW YORK - It used to be that children didn't feel welcome in the hallowed halls of the country's best art museums. And they probably weren't.
Art Institute of Chicago features African ceramics

CHICAGO - There's a special exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, but don't look for the bright hues of the French impressionism for which the museum is famous; the colors of these works are the muted earth tones of African mud and clay.
'American Gothic' painting turns 75

ELDON, Iowa - Just before the photographer counts three, John Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, glance over their shoulders, a final check on their alignment with the white farmhouse behind them and its unmistakable second-story window.
Whitney museum renews expansion plans

NEW YORK -- The Whitney Museum of American Art has renewed its plans for a $200 million expansion, interviewing new architects including Italian designer Renzo Piano.
Exhibit immerses viewers in Manet's lesser-known seascapes

PHILADELPHIA -- Edouard Manet's attraction to the sea lured him to the sailors' life at age 16, when he traveled from his native France to Rio de Janeiro and aspired to become a naval officer.