Art museums

January 11, 2018 - 1:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The $10 million reward offered by a Boston museum for information that leads to the return of more than a half-billion dollars' worth of stolen art isn't expiring after all. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced Thursday that it's extending the reward for the largest art heist...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An art collector says the Museum of Modern Art and the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York will collectively receive more than 100 works of contemporary Latin American art. MoMA trustee Patricia Phelps de Cisneros said Wednesday her personal organization, Coleccion Patricia Phelps...
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FILE - In this Aug.17, 2016 file photo, a woman cools off her legs in the Louvre fountain next to the Pyramid in Paris. Paris' Louvre Museum welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10 percent on the year before, a sign of tourism revival in the French capital. Tourism in the country took a hit in 2016 after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 08, 2018 - 9:31 am
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre Museum says it welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10 percent on the year before, a sign of tourism revival in Paris. Tourism in the French capital took a hit in 2016 after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists the previous year. Foreign visitors represent 70...
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January 07, 2018 - 10:20 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is getting ready to debut a gallery dedicated to some of the museum's newest acquisitions. The gallery "Out of the Crate: New Gifts & Purchases" is set to open Friday. It's also designed to offer the public a look at the art acquisition process. A...
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Visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspect the map of the museum after purchasing a ticket, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. Starting March 1, the museum will charge a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don't live in New York state, the Met's president and CEO, Daniel Weiss, announced Thursday. Admission will still be pay-what-you-wish for New Yorkers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 04, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art is partially abandoning its "pay-what-you-wish" admissions policy that has made it an egalitarian destination for generations of art lovers, even those who could barely afford a bus ticket into town. Starting March 1, the museum will charge a mandatory...
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January 03, 2018 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle University is selling 46 pieces of art from its museum collection to help the Philadelphia school fund its five-year plan. A spokeswoman for the Roman Catholic university says the sale could bring $4 million to $7 million, and possibly much more. Christie's auction...
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Dale Kronkright, head of conservation at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, studies oil painting by Georgia O'Keeffe for signs of deterioration in Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 29, 2017. Chemical changes are gradually darkening many of O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings. Art conservation experts in Santa Fe and the Chicago plan to use advanced imaging technology to detect the buildup of soap and protect paintings by O'Keeffe and other artists. Kronkright looks at a painting titled Above the Clouds 1. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
December 29, 2017 - 5:21 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage. Scientific experts in art conservation from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Chicago...
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In a Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 photo, a replica of a bronze chariot with horses is part of the Terracotta Army exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. The Museum has 10 of the majestic terracotta figures on display as part of an exhibit that tells the story of the first emperor of China and the time period he reigned. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 27, 2017 - 3:05 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The discovery in China of an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta soldiers is considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. More than four decades after they were first seen in modern times, by farmers in Shaanxi province, the...
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December 18, 2017 - 7:28 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Museum of Art has reopened its Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory . The Ann Arbor school announced the update last month about the lab, which provides conservation services and mounting or remounting of East Asian paintings and...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Homeland Security Investigations New York Special Agent in Charge Angel Melendez, left, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.,, center, and Pakistan's U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, pose with an ancient Buddhist sculpture during a news conference in New York. Prosecutors returned the sculpture to the government of Pakistan after a Japanese antiquities dealer pleaded guilty to smuggling it into the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 17, 2017 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawmen who barged into a New York City apartment this fall weren't hunting for a fugitive or a stash of drugs. They were after a coffee table. The small table was topped with a colorful marble mosaic that was once part of an ornate ship built by the Roman emperor Caligula. Its...
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