Latest Museums News

Poland says Kandinsky art sold in Germany comes from theft

Dec. 01, 2022 16:49 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s culture authorities said Thursday a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was auctioned in Germany for almost 390,000 euros ($404,000) belongs to Poland, where it was stolen in 1984. The authorities are threatening legal steps. ...

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

Nov. 30, 2022 07:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the...

Museums' daring feat brings major Ukraine art show to Spain

Nov. 29, 2022 07:56 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Against a backdrop of Russian bombardments, border closures and a nail-biting 3,500-kilometer (2,150-mile) truck journey across Europe, Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has teamed up with the National Art Museum of Ukraine to secretly bring dozens of 20th century Ukrainian...

Whalen, Peck lead Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

Nov. 27, 2022 16:17 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Whalen, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win four WNBA championships, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next spring as part of a five-member class. Joining Whalen will be ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck, who became the first Black head...

Review: A portrait of an artist in Venice-winning doc

Nov. 26, 2022 10:34 AM EST

Nan Goldin, the subject of Laura Poitras’ Venice Film Festival-winning documentary “ All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” is a name you probably either know well or not at all. In the art world, she is unequivocally famous. Her photographs depicting downtown life in the late 1970s and '80s and...

Rutgers jumps out early, cruises past Rider 76-46

Nov. 22, 2022 21:37 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Clifford Omoruyi scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Cam Spencer added 19 points and Rutgers rolled to a 76-46 victory over Rider on Tuesday night. Rutgers (4-1) shot 45% from the floor after shooting just 38% in its six-point loss against Temple in...

NY's Rep. Maloney probed for asking about Met Gala ticket

Nov. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat whose 30-year career in Congress is about to end after she lost a contentious primary, is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for possibly soliciting a ticket to the annual gala of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume...

Ritchie Boys proposed for a Congressional Gold Medal

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

CASCADE, Md. (AP) — Gideon Kantor first arrived at what was then Camp Ritchie in Cascade as a teenager in 1943. An arduous journey from his birthplace — Vienna, Austria — to the U.S. Army camp on South Mountain had taken him to various stops in Europe as his family attempted to...

Temple beats former conference rival Rutgers in HOF Showcase

Nov. 18, 2022 19:59 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Khalif Battle scored 24 points, Jamille Reynolds had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Temple beat former conference rival Rutgers 72-66 on Friday night in the Hall of Fame Showcase. Battle scored 13 points in the first half and didn’t score after halftime...

Fordham to honor basketball scout Konchalski, AP's O'Connell

Nov. 17, 2022 13:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham will honor the memories of alumnus and longtime high school basketball scout Tom Konchalski and The Associated Press' Hall of Fame basketball writer Jim O'Connell with a tournament at the school's Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx. The school announced this week...