Art galleries

August 09, 2019 - 9:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek sculptor Takis, known for artworks that made use of technology, motion and light and were displayed in art galleries and museums around the world, has died, his foundation said Friday. He was 93. Athens-born Takis, whose full name was Panayiotis Vassilakis, began...
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A statue of liberty is silhouetted as it stands atop the Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court, in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. A 17-year old boy will appear at The Old Bailey charged with attempted murder of a young boy aged six who was thrown off a balcony at the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday Aug. 4.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 08, 2019 - 8:03 am
LONDON (AP) — A teenager accused of throwing a 6-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery will undergo psychiatric assessment before he stands trial next year. A judge at London's Central Criminal Court on Thursday set a provisional date of Feb. 3...
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August 04, 2019 - 10:45 am
LONDON (AP) — London police say a teenager was arrested after a child "fell from height" at the Tate Modern art gallery. The Metropolitan Police Service said on Twitter that the child was taken to a hospital in an air ambulance, adding "We await an update on his condition." The department did not...
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In this photo made 27 April 2019, Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka aims a banana like a gun at her head to protest the removal of an art work from the National Museum in Warsaw that features a woman eating a banana with visible pleasure, which the conservative authorities say is obscene. wld (AP Photo/Dario Salina)
April 29, 2019 - 7:30 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest after the country's authorities called an artwork featuring the fruit obscene and removed it from a top national gallery. The 1973 video "Consumer Art," by prominent artist...
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This image provided Tuesday, March 5, 2019, shows a painting "Santa Caterina d'Alessandria", by Italian 17th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi Galleries say an X-ray exam of a portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi have discovered a hidden painting by the Baroque master. Examination done by a Florence restoration laboratory revealed another portrait, depicting St. Catherine of Alexandria, that is “virtually identical” to a painting recently acquired by London’s National Gallery. The Uffizi says the discovery bolsters contentions that Gentileschi, one of history’s most famous female painters, modeled female figures on her own image. (Opificio delle Pietre Dure via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 3:24 pm
ROME (AP) — A painting by Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi has been found hidden beneath another of the Baroque master's work, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence said. Infrared, ultraviolet and X-ray analyses of a piece in the Italian museum's collection, "St. Catherine of Alexandria", revealed...
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People skate on the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, as a partial government shutdown continues in Washington. The museum and the skate rink will be closed to the public after January 2nd as a result of the shutdown if it continues into the new year. Behind the rink is the National Archives, which is closed due to the shutdown. President Donald Trump has vowed to hold the line on his budget demand, telling reporters during his visit to Iraq Wednesday that he'll do "whatever it takes" to get money for border security. The White House and congressional Democrats have been talking but to little effect. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 28, 2018 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation's capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall. The attractions have stayed open by using...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016 file photo, people stand in an area by the lifts in the new Switch House building extension to the Tate Modern gallery in London. Four residents of London's Neo Bankside apartment complex have gone to court, saying that a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery next door lets hundreds of thousands of tourists a year peer into their homes. A lawyer for the homeowners told a judge Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 that the platform, used by up to 1 million people a year, constitutes a "relentless" invasion of the residents' privacy. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
November 02, 2018 - 11:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents of London's Neo Bankside apartment complex enjoy spectacular views over the British capital. But some are unhappy at being on display themselves. Owners of four apartments have gone to court, saying that a viewing platform at the Tate Modern art gallery next door violates...
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