Art museums

In this Thursday, June 29, 2017, photo, visitors stand in front of 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, named "Gangster Squad '39," left, and Jesse Valadez's "Gypsy Rose," a customized 1964 Chevrolet Impala, during an exhibition titled "The High Art of Riding Low" at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition is showcasing lowrider-inspired fine art. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 04, 2017 - 12:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry out for police to ticket the drivers. In their finest format, they have morphed into museum-quality works of art,...
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Filmmaker George Lucas, left, and his wife Mellody Hobson listen to remarks at a news conference outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The Los Angeles City Council approved preliminary steps that will allow construction of the $1.5 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 27, 2017 - 6:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater. After hearing from Lucas himself, the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 file photo, a plaque marks the empty frame from which thieves cut Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee," which remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A Dutch sleuth has his sights set on what he calls the “Holy Grail” of stolen art: A collection worth $500 million snatched in 1990 in the largest art heist in U.S. history from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
June 27, 2017 - 6:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth who says he's following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the collection stolen from a Boston museum in 1990. Arthur Brand thinks a decision last month to double the reward...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 11, 2010 file photo, a plaque marks the empty frame from which thieves cut Rembrandt's "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee," which remains on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A Dutch sleuth has his sights set on what he calls the “Holy Grail” of stolen art: A collection worth $500 million snatched in 1990 in the largest art heist in U.S. history from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
June 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth whose search for purloined paintings and sculptures has led to Ukrainian militiamen and Nazi memorabilia collectors has joined the hunt for what he calls the "Holy Grail": A collection worth $500 million that represents the largest art heist in U.S...
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FILE - In this May 21, 1973 file photo, Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, presents his first Chrono-Hologram in Paris, France. A Spanish judge on Monday June 26, 2017, has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman named by Europa Press agency as Pilar Abel, 61 from the nearby city of Girona. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealism in art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres. (AP Photo/Eustache Cardenas, File)
June 26, 2017 - 10:44 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealist art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres. The woman, Pilar Abel, is a tarot-...
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In this undated photo provided by Arab American National Museum, "Digital Spirituality" by Saudi Arabian artist Amr Alngmah is seen. The piece depicts the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca — Islam's most sacred site — in the middle of a circuit board. Akmon calls it a commentary on "how technology is becoming a religion in our lives." "Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art" opens July 8, 2017, and runs for about three months at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. It will feature photographic and video installations as well as murals exploring themes of urbanization, globalization, religion and the impact of U.S. culture on a restrictive Saudi society that's loosened somewhat when it comes to arts and entertainment. (Courtesy of Arab American National Museum via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 5:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. exhibition featuring the works of roughly 40 Saudi Arabian artists aims to share their expressions, foster conversations and challenge conceptions of life in the conservative Islamic nation. "Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art" opens July 8 and runs for about three months at...
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Louise Bourgeois' "The Quartered One," right, hangs in the Robert B. Menschel Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Friday, June 2, 2017. The museum is dramatically expanding and reconfiguring its midtown Manhattan galleries that now draw more than 3 million annual visitors from around the world. The first phase of the $450 million project opens to the public Friday morning. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 02, 2017 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Museum of Modern Art is boldly expanding its midtown Manhattan home that draws more than 3 million visitors annually from around the world — including those who came Friday to see the first completed phase of the $450 million project. Spread over three floors of the art...
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Louise Bourgeois' "The Quartered One," right, hangs in the Robert B. Menschel Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Friday, June 2, 2017. The museum is dramatically expanding and reconfiguring its midtown Manhattan galleries that now draw more than 3 million annual visitors from around the world. The first phase of the $450 million project opens to the public Friday morning. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 02, 2017 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Museum of Modern Art is boldly expanding its midtown Manhattan home that draws more than 3 million visitors annually from around the world — including those who came Friday to see the first completed phase of the $450 million project. Spread over three floors of the art...
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June 02, 2017 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Museum of Modern Art is dramatically expanding its Manhattan home that draws more than 3 million visitors annually from around the world. The first phase of the $450 million project was unveiled to the public Friday. It includes 15,000 square-feet (1,394 square meters) of...
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This Wednesday, May 24, 2017 shows Carlos Lopez Rosa's "Abriendo Camino" a portrait of Nina Gualinga, located inside the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. The "Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition" on display until July 4, features 13 artists who created works that challenge the status quo. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 28, 2017 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" heroine Daenarys Targaryen than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites are thinking differently, using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their...
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