Museums

FILE - This May 12, 2005, file photo shows an unidentified visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. In the epic, 16-year battle over the priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
December 04, 2018 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The great-grandson of a Jewish woman who surrendered her priceless Camille Pissarro painting to escape the Holocaust watched Tuesday as his lawyer relentlessly grilled officials of the Spanish museum where it now hangs, expressing incredulity that they didn't know it was Nazi...
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This handout made available by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, shows an image of 15 year old Theo van Gogh, originally thought to be of his brother Vincent van Gogh. One of only two known photos of Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. (Van Gogh Museum via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 11:50 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of only two known photos of painter Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. Forensic testing by experts at Amsterdam University "confirmed the high likelihood of the boy in the photograph...
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This image provided by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs shows paleontology curator Spencer Lucas talking about Gordodon, a specialized plant-eating reptile, during an interview outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque, N.M. Fossil bones were discovered near Alamogordo by Ethan Schuth while on a University of Oklahoma geology class field trip in 2013. The bones, part of an exquisitely preserved but incomplete skeleton, are on display at the museum. (New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 5:40 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History said. The museum made the announcement this week , saying the unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of the sail-...
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November 23, 2018 - 4:49 am
PARIS (AP) — From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonizers can return African art to Africa. The study by French art historian Bénédicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr,...
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Dutch King Willem-Alexander looks at Anne Frank's diary displayed in the new Diary Room at the renovated Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. The museum is built around the secret annex hidden in an Amsterdam canal-side house where teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid from Nazi occupiers during World War II is expanding to better tell Anne's tragic story to the growing number of visitors. (Patrick van Katwijk, pool photo via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 5:52 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander has visited the Anne Frank House museum after a two-year reboot gave the building a new entrance hall, redesigned exhibition spaces and a new way of telling the story of the teenage Jewish diarist. Executive director Ronald Leopold says the aim of...
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Honoree Martin Scorsese, center, poses with actors Jonah Hill, left, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit tribute to Martin Scorsese, presented by Chanel, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 20, 2018 - 6:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his. The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both for his...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, the empty space where Henri Matisse' painting "La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" was hanging, right, is seen next to a painting by Maurice Denis, center, and Pierre Bonnard, left, at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso taken from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania it was reported on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. Four Romanians were convicted of stealing Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
November 18, 2018 - 9:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania. Four Romanians were convicted in the 2012 heist of Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. The estate of Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, is auctioning off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
November 16, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating island home off the Maine coast. Christie's Auction House sold the two works...
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Displayed is Alexander Hamilton's Society of the Cincinnati Eagle insignia at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. This and other items loaned by the fifth great-grandson of Hamilton will be featured as part of the museum's "Year of Hamilton." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 12, 2018 - 4:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of...
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In this photo taken on Sept. 22, 2018 a container of Mice wine on display at the Disgusting Food Museum, in Malmo, Sweden. Baby mice are drowned and brewed in rice wine and the brew is matured for up to a year before drinking. Dozen of foods likely to provoke extreme disgust in many people _ but considered palatable, even precious delicacies, in their home cultures _ go on display Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 as the Disgusting Food Museum makes its world premiere in Malmo, Sweden. (Anja Barte Telin via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:30 pm
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Sheep eyeball juice. Bull testicles. Maggot-infested cheese. American root beer. These are among the items considered palatable or even regarded as delicacies in some cultures that the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden is serving up. The temporary museum, which opened...
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