Art museums

April 11, 2018 - 4:26 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the sale of a Massachusetts' museum's artwork, including pieces by Norman Rockwell (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles says it has bought Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop" from a cash-strapped Massachusetts...
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April 11, 2018 - 2:53 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has announced that 13 of those pieces are being auctioned next month. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield last week received permission from the state's highest court to sell 39...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington. Prince Mohammed is making his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of the conservative kingdom. French media reports say the prince arrives Sunday, April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:11 am
PARIS (AP) — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed a royal welcome to France, with a private dinner in the Louvre Museum hosted by President Emmanuel Macron. An official in Macron's office said the previously unannounced dinner Sunday was held at the Louvre because the Saudi government has a...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017. file photo, a pedestrian walks past the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. A judge has approved a plan for a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell. The decision Thursday, April 5, 2018, from Justice David Lowy of Massachusetts' highest court clears the way for the contentious sale of up to 40 pieces of artwork at the Berkshire Museum. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)
April 05, 2018 - 2:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has approved a plan for a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell. The decision Thursday from Justice David Lowy of Massachusetts' highest court clears the way for the contentious sale of up to 40 pieces of artwork...
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March 11, 2018 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 10 about an anti-opioid protest at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Purdue Pharma was owned by Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler. Arthur Sackler died before Purdue Pharma was formed. A corrected version of the story...
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Art patron Erika Hoffmann looks at the art work 'Blaues Zimmer' (Blue room) created 1989 by Isa Genzken as the tours an exhibition in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday, March 9, 2018. The art work is among the 1200 works of the Hoffmann collection which were donated to the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden. (Oliver Killig/dpa via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 10:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — Dresden's public museums are receiving a major gift in the form of one of the world's most important private art collections, which includes works by American artists Nancy Spero, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. The Dresden State Art Collections said Friday that the Erika and...
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A Macro XRF scanner is used to study in minute detail the surface of Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Girl with a Pearl Earring", at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Researchers at the Mauritshuis museum are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and they are letting the public in to watch. For two weeks, experts are pointing a battery of high-tech machines at the 17th century masterpiece of a young woman whose enigmatic gaze has earned her the nickname of the Dutch Mona Lisa. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
February 26, 2018 - 10:03 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really is state of the art research. Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and they are inviting the public in...
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February 14, 2018 - 8:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art says its recently concluded Michelangelo exhibit is the 10th-most visited exhibition in the museum's history. "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" ended Monday after drawing 702,516 visitors over its three-month residency. The New...
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Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, right, arrives in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art after a Super Bowl victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the parade for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles (all times local): 4 p.m. Police are so far only reporting one act of violence after hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans hit the streets to fete their Super Bowl champion Eagles. Police say someone was...
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Head of the paintings department at the Louvre museum, Sebastien Allard, answers reporters next to paintings looted by Nazis during World War II, in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. In a move aimed at returning work of art looted by Nazis during World War II, the Louvre museum has opened two showrooms with 31 paintings on display which can be claimed by their legitimate owners. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 30, 2018 - 8:23 am
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre Museum is putting 31 paintings on permanent display in an effort to find the rightful owners of those and other works of art looted by Nazis during World War II. The Paris museum opened two showrooms last month to display the paintings, which are among thousands of works of...
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