Art museums

In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with French President Emmanuel Macron upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 10:59 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron made a surprise trip on Thursday night to Saudi Arabia, saying he wanted to speak to the kingdom's young, assertive crown prince about Iran and the war in Yemen. Macron said he made the decision earlier in the morning about heading...
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French President Emmanuel Macron waves to the cameras as he arrives for the official opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 08, 2017 - 1:35 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined Arab kings and other rulers on Wednesday to inaugurate the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a decade after his country signed an over $1.2 billion agreement to share the name and art of the world-famous museum. Envisioned by France's...
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This Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, shows the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening, unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 11 to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 07, 2017 - 11:02 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stepping into the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the first artworks a visitor sees is a two-headed Neolithic statue from Jordan, one of the oldest known in human history. That duality — looking back and toward the future, encompassing both East and West — is a theme...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, centre, applauds with Catalan mayors who travelled to Brussels to take part in an event in support of the ousted Catalan government in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Puigdemont is fighting extradition to Spain, where other members of the ousted Cabinet have been sent to jail while awaiting the results of a probe for allegedly weaving a strategy to secede from Spain. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 07, 2017 - 1:20 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's bid for independence (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont says he will defeat at the ballot box next month what he calls the Spanish government's "repression" of Catalonia's wishes for independence. Puigdemont says Catalonia...
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In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, the night view of Louvre Abhu Dhabi is seen in front of the city skyline in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is protected a massive 7,500-ton dome stretching 180 meters (590 feet) across, but it lets the world in. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening _ unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers' rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 07, 2017 - 4:52 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Louvre Abu Dhabi is protected by a massive 7,500-ton dome stretching 180 meters (590 feet) across, but it lets the world in. Blank cubed walls catch the reflection of light off the water of the Persian Gulf that flows through it. Gulf breezes cool its dark...
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In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, members of the media walk around the sculptures in the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening, unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 11 to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 07, 2017 - 2:44 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here's a look at the Louvre Abu Dhabi by the numbers: — 97,000 square meters (1,044,108 square feet): The total built-up area of the museum — 6,400 square meters (68,890 square feet): The permanent gallery space of the museum — Eight: The number of layers in...
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Firefighters attend the scene of a fire at the Private Collections of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Emergency officials say that the fire hasn't hurt anyone and hasn't damaged any art works. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 03, 2017 - 10:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say that a fire at Moscow's premier art museum hasn't damaged its collections. Smoke billowed Friday from the roof of one of the buildings of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts that houses historic private collections and some museum funds. It took...
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Britain's Prince Charles, left, waves to students as Graham Kendall, Provost and CEO of University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, as he arrives for the Commonwealth Youth Summit in Semenyh, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived Malaysia as they continue an 11-day trip aimed to strengthen ties between Britain and Asian countries. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 03, 2017 - 7:13 am
SELANGOR, Malaysia (AP) — Prince Charles began his first visit to Malaysia on Friday by touring a museum of Islamic art and meeting with students from Commonwealth nations. In a speech at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Prince of Wales said he has "always been fascinated by...
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A visitor watches the paintings "Melancholisches Maedchen", left, and Nackte Frau im Walde" of German painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, in the exhibition "Bestandsaufnahme Gurlitt. Entartete Kunst - beschlagnahmt und verkauft", 'Inventory Gurlitt. degenerate art - confiscated and sold' in the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The museum presents a new exhibit on Nazi-designated "degenerate art," the first public showing of items drawn from a collection of over 1,000 works found hidden in the apartment of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
November 01, 2017 - 9:48 am
GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss art museum on Wednesday showcased a new exhibit of artwork deemed "degenerate art" by the Nazis, drawn from a collection of some 1,500 works found hidden in the homes of German collector Cornelius Gurlitt five years ago. The Bern Kunstmuseum exhibit features over 200 modern...
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October 27, 2017 - 8:19 am
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to stop a Massachusetts museum from auctioning 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell. The suit filed Thursday by three Lenox residents says the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield breached its contract with members by...
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