Art museums

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013 file photo, a model of the future Abu Dhabi branch of the Louvre museum by French architect Jean Nouvel is on display as part of a sample collection at the museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sunshine and starlight will dance over visitors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum when it opens in November 2017, filtering through an airy dome with an earthly weight of 7,500 tons - 200 tons more than the iron structure of the Eiffel Tower. Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum, which sits half in the water, half on terra firma and was built to resemble an Arab village. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
September 27, 2017 - 5:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Sunshine and starlight will dance over visitors to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum when it opens in November, filtering through a huge dome that appears to hover over land and sea. The aery dome, held aloft with four massive but invisible structures, has an earthly weight of 7,500 tons —...
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This photograph provided by the New Orleans Museum of Art, is a coated salt print of New Orleans cotton wharves sometime between 1858 and 1861 by Jay Dearborn Edwards. It is among 19th century landscape photographs in an exhibit to be shown at the museum from Oct. 6-Jan. 7, including some of the earliest photographs taken in this country. (New Orleans Museum of Art via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 10:36 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Some of the oldest daguerreotypes and photographs of U.S. landscapes are about to go on display in New Orleans, as part of the first exhibit and study of such landscapes made east of the Mississippi River. Photographs of vast, unspoiled Western vistas are well known, many of them...
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In this Sept. 14, 2017, photo, Django Co., Ltd. Director Shigetaka Kurita writes a pictograph during an interview at his office in Tokyo. The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
September 21, 2017 - 1:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir to a tradition of pictographic writing stretching...
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September 18, 2017 - 10:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — Street art has a new, permanent home in Berlin. Works by artists from around the world have gone on show at the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in the German capital, located at one end of a street that is already something of a giant art gallery. The opening exhibition...
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Officials gather after an announcement about the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Officials on Wednesday announced that the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Mideast outpost of the famed French museum, will open Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 06, 2017 - 9:32 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A planned Middle East outpost of the Guggenheim remains unbuilt as the Louvre Abu Dhabi readies for its opening, with the New York-based museum acknowledging that "no contract has been awarded" to build the $200-million project over a decade after its launch...
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Journalists gather after an announcement about the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Officials on Wednesday announced that the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Mideast outpost of the famed French museum, will open Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 06, 2017 - 9:23 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Mideast outpost of France's iconic Louvre Museum will open in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 11, officials announced Wednesday, ending a decade-long wait for a gallery whose construction was beset by economic turmoil and criticism over laborers' working conditions. The...
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Officials gather after an announcement about the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Officials on Wednesday announced that the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Mideast outpost of the famed French museum, will open Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 06, 2017 - 7:23 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More than a decade after its launch, an Abu Dhabi branch of the Guggenheim remains unbuilt. The Guggenheim has told The Associated Press that "no contract has been awarded" to build the museum. That came as authorities on Wednesday announced that the Louvre...
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Journalists gather after an announcement about the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Officials on Wednesday announced that the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Mideast outpost of the famed French museum, will open Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 06, 2017 - 6:59 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Mideast outpost of France's iconic Louvre Museum will open in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 11, officials announced Wednesday, ending a decade-long wait for a gallery whose construction was beset by economic turmoil and criticism over laborers' working conditions. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2007, file photo, Ralph Archbold, left, portrays Benjamin Franklin as he tosses a time capsule into a hole beside the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The city has a full roster of yearlong celebrations planned for the parkway, starting Sept. 8, 2017, and continuing through November 2018, when the Parkway officially turns 100. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 03, 2017 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's grand cultural boulevard, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is gearing up for its 100th birthday. The mile-long artery connects the city's business district with sprawling Fairmount Park, and is a corridor of world-renowned museums, imposing monuments and splashing...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, twins Edgar, left, and Gabriel, aged 10, arrange themselves to pose for photographers beside two versions of Dutch-born painter Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers", the left one from 1888 and the right one from 1889, during a photocall at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Five versions of a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece are being reunited for the first time in a “virtual exhibition.” On Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, they will all be streamed to a global audience in a Facebook Live broadcast. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 14, 2017 - 5:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — Five versions of a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece are being reunited for the first time Monday in a "virtual exhibition." Van Gogh painted his "Sunflowers" series in the south of France in 1888 and 1889. Five versions of the work reside in five different museums on three continents. On...
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