Art museums

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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Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra officers scuffle with demonstrators as they cordon off the area around Lleida museum in the west of Catalonia, Spain, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police in Spain's northeastern Catalan city of Lleida have clashed with people protesting a judicial ruling ordering the city's museum to return 44 pieces of religious art to the neighboring regional government of Aragon.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 11, 2017 - 9:44 am
LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Monday escorted two trucks loaded with pieces of medieval religious art from a museum in the city of Lleida amid protests after a court ordered Catalan authorities to hand them over to the neighboring regional government of Aragon. Catalan regional police...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, some 30 protesters gather outside of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., holding signs bearing pleas to "save the art" and thanking Attorney General Maura Healey for her office's last minute appeals court filing that was successful in delaying the first sale of 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell. The intensifying legal tussle over whether the museum should be allowed to auction the 40 works of art has raised questions about when, if ever, it's appropriate to unload the collection. (Stephanie Zollshan/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 12:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when — if ever — it's appropriate to unload the collection. A look at the arguments for and against,...
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December 08, 2017 - 6:02 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is planning construction of a new $66 million campus art museum. Notre Dame says the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art will be named in honor of longtime benefactors Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy. The...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The rare painting of Christ, which that sold for a record $450 million, is heading to a museum in Abu Dhabi. The newly-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday. The 500-year-old painting is called "Salvator Mundi,"...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has refused to remove a 1938 painting by the artist known as Balthus that depicts a young girl in what some are saying is a sexually suggestive pose. The painting , entitled "Therese Dreaming," shows the girl leaning back with her underwear...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:39 pm
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A museum that was blocked from selling 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, is urging an appeals court to let the case quickly proceed to trial. The Berkshire Museum told the Massachusetts Appeals Court on Monday that it is struggling financially and needs the...
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