The UNESCO World Heritage committee has inscribed 23 sites in Japan, considered examples of the country's historic industrial revolution - despite protest from South Korea, which links the sites to Japanese imperialism.
Amid racial turmoil in the US, classical ballet is celebrating a rarity: The American Ballet Theatre has named the first female black principal dancer in its 75-year history.
Where will the next new World Heritage Sites be located? UNESCO World Heritage chairwoman Maria Böhmer tells DW she's hopeful Germany will secure site number 40 - but much more concerned about destruction in Syria.
500 years after his birth, several exhibitions celebrate Lucas Cranach. Why is the painter such a big deal?
Modern life is a barrage of images. What will this lead to?
A former bank building is the new home for African art and culture in Bayreuth, southern Germany. Iwalewa House offers an exciting insight into the work of contemporary African artists and the chance to meet them.
Art has been a growing investment market since the financial crisis. For the super-rich, it's an attractive addition to one's portfolio
The international art market is bubbling over with works by big name artists selling at breathtaking prices. Sotheby’s recent auction results in London establish the British capital as an art hub to rival New York.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station and has been tweeting some incredible, abstract photos of our planet.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station and has been tweeting some incredible abstract photos of our planet.
David Dyakov is 21 years old, but has already become known as "the Paganini of the guitar." He talks to us about the shyness of classical musicians, about how he remembers the concert he gave at age ten, and about how he sometimes wonders whether classical composers would appreciate the way he interprets their music.
Half a millennium after his birth, several exhibitions are celebrating Lucas Cranach the Younger this year. Why is the painter still so important in the art world?
It had been looted by the Nazis, hidden for decades, and then discovered in a dramatic art raid. Now Max Liebermann's famous "Two Riders on a Beach" has been auctioned by Sotheby's for over $2.9 million.
Historically speaking, it's practically invaluable. Once stolen by the Nazis, then found in the famous Gurlitt collection, Max Liebermann's "Two Riders" is up for auction at Sotheby's. Will it sell - and should it?
They want to reclaim downtown Prague from the tourists, says the Quadriennal's artistic director. They're doing that with a personal look at the Armenian massacre, a weather-battered piano, and a host of creative works.
Three world famous Italian art museums aim to attract more visitors by extending their Saturday opening hours: the Uffizi, the Accademia Gallery and the Bargello National Museum will open Saturdays until 11 p.m.
Forget singles, this time around it’s all about the art of the album: a collection of at least five songs, running to at least 23 minutes. In the past five decades, more than 400 German albums became international hits.