Art museums

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 - This May 12, 2005 file photo shows a visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 ruled that a priceless Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of the Spanish museum that acquired it in 1992. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
August 18, 2020 - 7:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of a Spanish museum that acquired it more than a half-century later. The unanimous ruling issued Monday by a three-judge...
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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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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 15, 2020 - 6:35 pm
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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FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House has passed a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum for American Latinos that would showcase Latino history, art and culture. The bill was approved Monday by a voice vote and now goes to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum for American Latinos that would showcase Latino history, art and culture. The bill was approved Monday by a voice vote and now goes to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
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Smokes rises from a technical building of the Kampa Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It was immediately not clear if any of the art pieces were damaged. Kampa Museum is known for its valuable collections of paintings by Frantisek Kupka, a pioneer of modern abstract painting. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 15, 2020 - 11:25 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A fire broke out at a modern art museum Wednesday in the heart of the Czech capital, officials said. Electrical cables caught fire at one of Museum Kampa's building, sending acrid smoke across the nearby Vltava River, Prague firefighters spokesman Martin Kavka said. Firefighters...
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This image released by Arthur Brand Thursday, June 18, 2020, shows the stolen painting, center, by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh titled "The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884", together with a copy of The New York Times dated May 30, 2020, and a book titled Master Thief. A Dutch art sleuth has received "proof-of-life" photos of a Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in late March from a Dutch museum in Laren, Netherlands, that was closed at the time because of the coronavirus. Brand, an art detective with a long track record of recovering stolen works, said Thursday that he received the photos recently and that they have been circulating in Mafia circles. (Arthur Brand via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 12:59 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth has received “proof-of-life” photos of a Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in late March from a Dutch museum that was closed at the time because of the coronavirus. Arthur Brand, an art detective with a long track record of recovering stolen works,...
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South Korean Park Tae-soon, left, and Park Young-soon wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pay their respects in front of the gravestone of their father Park Gong-jin who died during the Korean War, on Memorial Day at the national cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 06, 2020 - 9:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 57 additional cases of the coronavirus, marking a second day in a row that its daily jump is above 50 as authorities struggle to suppress a spike in fresh infections in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area. The figures released Sunday by the...
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A man wearing a protective mask during the coronavirus pandemic crosses Amsterdam Avenue Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 20, 2020 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York will allow religious gatherings of up to 10 people as hospitalization rates continue to decline. More tests and outreach efforts are planned for hard-hit New York City neighborhoods. The Metropolitan Museum of Art could reopen its doors in mid-August. Coronavirus...
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