Art museums

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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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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November 14, 2017 - 4:54 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of a Minneapolis art museum where a gallows sculpture sparked protests says she is resigning. Walker Art Center executive director Olga Viso said Tuesday she will step down at the end of the year. Viso has led the museum since 2008. She oversaw a $41 million renovation...
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People visit the Louvre Museum, during the public opening day, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to the public after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ conditions working on the project. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 13, 2017 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — As empires fall, brands rise. No longer buoyed by Napoleonic empire-making and the power the French language once commanded, the French have honed new ways to exert cultural influence in a rapidly-changing, globalized world: brand diplomacy. The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi over the...
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November 12, 2017 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it wants to question a woman caught on video mailing stolen art back to the Museum of Modern Art. Police said the woman was seen on surveillance video at a shipping store Thursday as she mailed two stolen photographs valued at $105,000. They were...
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November 12, 2017 - 6:38 am
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's art scene is getting a Dutch treat with a twist: a flurry of donated 17th-century masterpieces that experts say will change the city's museum landscape for decades to come. First, collectors gifted the Museum of Fine Arts with 113 leading Golden Age masterpieces — including a...
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Visitors stand near the bronze sculpture, "Walking Man, On a Column" of Auguste Rodin, created in 2006 by Fonderie Coubertin, during the public opening day of the Louvre Museum, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to the public after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ conditions working on the project. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 11, 2017 - 11:12 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of curious onlookers walked through the galleries of the Louvre Abu Dhabi as it opened to the public for the first time Saturday, ending a decade-long wait for a project plagued by questions over laborers' conditions. Online tickets sold out and...
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