Art museums

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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December 03, 2017 - 7:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — A new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts is showcasing pieces that relate to the concept of "home." The museum's exhibition titled "Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA" will be on display until June 6. The museum says the works "affirm and question common assumptions...
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November 21, 2017 - 4:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A curator at the Dallas Museum of Art has resigned, saying he was aware of allegations against him regarding "inappropriate behavior." Gavin Delahunty had been the museum's senior curator of contemporary art since 2014. He issued a statement Saturday announcing his immediate...
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Secretary General of China Culture Industrial Investment Fund Zhu Jiancheng, left, and Chinese artist Yan Zhang attend a press conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. Writing on screen at top reads in Italian "Beauty unites us." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 21, 2017 - 10:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. The parallel exhibits announced...
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In this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 photo, Kim Rorschach, director of the Seattle Art Museum, and the museum's curator of contemporary art, Catharina Manchanda, look at Mardi Gras Indian costumes made by Darryl Montana, on display at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in New Orleans. Prospect.4 opens Sunday and ends Feb. 25. It’s the fourth such exhibit and includes photographs, sculptures, prints, videos and other work, much of it avant-garde, by 73 artists from around the world. (AP Photo/Janet McConnaughey)
November 18, 2017 - 3:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Collages by jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, three versions of a work by Yoko Ono, a dream-like video about jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, a steam calliope that plays African-American protest music, and a chunk of wall bearing a restored mural by graffiti artist Banksy are among...
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