Art museums

April 02, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston museum robbed of $500 million worth of artwork in 1990 has published a new illustrated book about the theft that includes essays written by staffers. "Stolen" is available in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's gift shop starting Monday. The book was created in response...
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"Star Wars" creator filmmaker George Lucas, right, and his wife Mellody Hobson, left, and Don Bacigalupi, Founding President, center, attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the on his $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 14, 2018. . The institution, scheduled to open in 2021, is envisioned as not just a repository for "Star Wars" memorabilia but a wide-ranging museum representing all forms of visual storytelling from paintings and drawings to comic strips and digital and traditional films. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 14, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wielding a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas joined a handful of elected officials Wednesday in breaking ground on a billion-dollar museum dedicated to the art of visual storytelling. Construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a dream...
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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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In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo border artist Claudio Dicochea explains one of the paintings in his "Acid Baroque" exhibit on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Ariz., through May 20. These and other works by the 45-year-old Dicochea give a contemporary psychedelic spin to the colonial "casta" or caste paintings first created in 18th century Mexico, taking us to the crossroads of colonialism and modern day popular culture as he examines the concept of "mestizaje," or mixed identity. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
March 10, 2018 - 11:48 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Masked Mexican rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos, wearing a purple three-piece suit, is paired with Britney Spears in a Wonder Woman costume. Their child is a tiny albino Marcos, smoking a pipe and wearing a turban with his own little ski mask, his body the black-suited...
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Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and designer Donatella Versace arrive at Palazzo Colonna in Rome, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. The Vatican is loaning some of its most beautiful liturgical vestments, jeweled miter caps and historic papal tiaras for an upcoming exhibit on Catholic influences in fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Vatican culture minister, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, joined Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and designer Donatella Versace in Rome on Monday to display a few of the Vatican treasures at the Palazzo Colonna, a onetime papal residence. "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" is set to open May 10 at the Met's Costume Institute in New York. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
February 26, 2018 - 3:25 pm
ROME (AP) — The Vatican, Versace and Vogue are joining forces to show off the Catholic influences in fashion. The Vatican's culture minister joined Donatella Versace and Vogue's Anna Wintour on Monday to offer sneak peek of gorgeous Vatican liturgical vestments, jeweled miters and historic papal...
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FILE - This is a Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth as she sits next to fashion editor Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, as she visits London Fashion Week's BFC Show Space in central London (Yui Mok/ Pool photo/ File via AP)
February 26, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ROME (AP) — She has sat next to royalty both Hollywood and real, often donning her trademark dark sunglasses to block the glare from the catwalks of the world's fashion capitals. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had a front-row seat of a different sort Monday, on hand for a sneak preview of the...
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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 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles. "Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA" runs March 30 through Sept. 16. Cards, memorabilia and collectibles are from the Rochester-based E...
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February 18, 2018 - 9:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on a program where current and former prison inmates will work on public art projects. They will create panels for a future mural, as well as a body of work that will be exhibited at the museum. The "Restorative...
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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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