Art museums

January 17, 2021 - 11:35 am
PARIS (AP) — There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors. Though the rococo museum, showcasing the world’s largest collection of Rodin...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019, file photo, actor George Clooney talks to reporters on arrival at the premiere of the television mini-series "Catch22," in London. Clooney was honored Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, by co-stars and colleagues at the annual film benefit for the Museum of Modern Art, held virtually. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2020 - 1:33 am
George Clooney’s co-stars, friends and collaborators gathered virtually to share anecdotes and praise his contributions as actor, director, humanitarian and colleague -- not to mention Sexiest Man Alive twice over. Among those paying tribute to Clooney at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual film...
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Jed Leiber shows photos of his grandfather Saemy Rosenberg's life at home Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 05, 2020 - 8:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. Over a steak dinner at a New York City restaurant in the 1990s he had asked his mother about his...
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File--File picture taken Oct.21, 2020 a stain is on Sarcophagus of the prophet Ahmose inside the Egyptian Court of the Neue Museum after smeared with a liquid in Berlin, Germany. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The 'numerous' works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city's main tourist attractions, were targeted between on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 24, 2020 - 11:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin's most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city's Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said...
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Visitors wearing protective masks observe COVID-19 prevention protocols as they browse the "Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 22, 2020 - 4:40 pm
A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and is taking its designated place in a 30-piece exhibit of Lawrence's work, officials at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts said Thursday. The exhibit of the series “Struggle: From the...
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Congo-born Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza looks on after the verdict at the Paris Palace of Justice, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Diyabanza was fined 2,000 euros ($2,320) for trying to take a 19th-century African funeral pole from a Paris museum. He streamed the incident online in a protest against colonial-era injustice like the plundering of African art. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
October 14, 2020 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — A Congolese activist was fined 2,000 euros ($2,320) on Wednesday for trying to take a 19th-century African funeral pole from a Paris museum in a protest against colonial-era injustice that he streamed online. A Paris court convicted Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and two other activists of...
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October 12, 2020 - 5:54 am
PARIS (AP) — French police are questioning a man suspected of spraying swastikas near the Louvre museum in the center of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor's office said Monday. About 20 swastikas painted in red were discovered Sunday on columns of the famous Rivoli street in Paris. Photos...
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A skateboarder in front of the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 24, 2020. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has a shimmering new depot that is designed to open up the institution's engine room to the public. The mirrored building will give visitors access to the vast majority of the museum's collection of 151,000 art works that currently are stored out of the public eye. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
September 24, 2020 - 10:24 am
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction of their collections, meaning the majority of the art is locked...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, the 1856 sculpture "Nydia the Blind Girl of Pompeii," by Randolph Rogers, right, is seen in a gallery in the new The Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston. Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most prestigious such institutions in the world, has appointed its first director of belonging and inclusion, the latest in a series of efforts to make amends for allegations of racism. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 03, 2020 - 4:15 pm
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most prestigious art institutions in the world, has appointed its first director of belonging and inclusion — the latest in a series of efforts to make amends for allegations of racism. The museum on Thursday named Rosa Rodriguez-Williams to the senior post...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talks to the media in the spin room following the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 16, 2020 - 12:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days. In one of the pictures, a racially diverse group of first-graders are gathered in...
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