OSTEND, Belgium A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.
EDINBURGH A new exhibition will examine the overlapping worlds of two figures bound together by history on different sides of the Atlantic - King George III and President George Washington.
LONDON London's Victoria and Albert Museum has built a vast, underground exhibition space as part of a 55 million pound ($70 million) refurbishment. | Video
BASEL, Switzerland "When did so many people start caring about contemporary art?" wondered Marc Glimcher, head of the Pace gallery empire, as he busily made deals at Art Basel's VIP preview this week. | Video
ROME Italy's top administrative court on Thursday suspended a ruling that ousted five museum directors who had been hired as part of a bid to modernize and boost revenue from the country's artistic and archaeological treasures.
NEW YORK A Korean-born architect on Wednesday sued a major architecture firm over the design of Manhattan's One World Trade Center, claiming that the building bears a "striking similarity" to a tower he designed in 1999 while in graduate school.
LONDON On the flick of a flurry of switches, a studio on a gray industrial estate in East London lights up to reveal hundreds of bright neon artworks. | Video
ARAD, Israel With large murals of black cats and colorful gurning faces, a group of traveling international artists are bringing a splash of colorful street art to towns in Israel and Jordan.
LONDON Merlin Entertainments, operator of Madame Tussauds waxworks and other attractions, has seen a fall in demand from domestic tourists following recent attacks in London and Manchester and said on Tuesday foreign visitors could stay away in the coming months.
LONDON British artist Grayson Perry will launch a new exhibition on Thursday, the day Britain votes in a general election, and unsurprisingly, his works cast a critical eye over the country's tumultuous political landscape. | Video
NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video