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France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather virus crisis

Jul. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unlike other museums thumped by the coronavirus pandemic, Paris’ Rodin Museum might have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of the French sculptor’s masterpieces. The self-financed museum dedicated to the works of Auguste...

Visitors take photos of the Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, in Paris, Monday, July 6, 2020. The home of the world's most famous portrait, the Louvre Museum in Paris, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)

"Mona Lisa" back at work, visitors limited as Louvre reopens

Jul. 6, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The “Mona Lisa” is back in business. Paris' Louvre Museum, which houses the world's most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs. The reopening of the world's most-visited museum was a bright spot in what is...

This Feb 2010 photo provided by the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows a licensed replica of the missing, original painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, titled

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the...

This image released by Arthur Brand Thursday, June 18, 2020, shows the stolen painting, center, by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh titled

Proof of life: Photos emerge of stolen Van Gogh painting

Jun. 18, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth has received “proof-of-life” photos of a Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in late March from a Dutch museum that was closed at the time because of the coronavirus. Arthur Brand, an art detective with a long track record of recovering stolen...

Virginia museums begin to reopen after coronavirus shutdowns

Jun. 14, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Museums in Virginia have started reopening after being shuttered for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 2 of Gov. Ralph Northam's reopening plan began on June 5, allowing museums to reopen with restrictions, including the wearing of face masks inside buildings....

Artist adorn Raleigh street with the words "End Racism Now"

Jun. 7, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Add North Carolina’s capital city to those sporting a bold message denouncing racism painted in large yellow letters on a city street. Artists on Sunday painted the words “End Racism Now” on a downtown street, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. The message...

People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus walk at a government event aiming to stimulate consumer demand and consumption in Beijing, Saturday, June 6, 2020. China's capital is lowering its emergency response level to the second-lowest starting Saturday for the coronavirus pandemic. That will lift most restrictions on people traveling to Beijing from Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, where the virus first appeared late last year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China has 1st non-imported infection in 2 weeks

Jun. 6, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — China has reported its first non-imported case of the new coronavirus in two weeks, an infected person on the island of Hainan off the southern coast. The National Health Commission said Sunday that there were also five imported cases in the previous 24-hour period, bringing the nation’s...

Christian Whittaker, Crisis Officer, speaks to a crowd of protestors with an open prayer at the Philadelphia Art Museum steps on Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Philadephia. People are protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after he was restrained in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. (Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Thousands in Philadelphia march in protest of Floyd's death

Jun. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of people demanding justice for George Floyd flooded the streets of downtown Philadelphia on Saturday, chanting “No justice, no peace!” Demonstrators gathered near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its famous “Rocky" steps before setting off for the City...

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to buy work from 24 artists

May. 29, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts remains closed, curators remain at work on building out its contemporary art collection. The museum made a pledge Thursday to purchase works by 24 artists living in the country. Nearly all of the artists will be entering the museum's collection for the...

FILE - In this Oct.23, 2019 file photo, tourists wait to see Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, at the Louvre museum, in Paris. Iconic sites that are among some of France's biggest tourist draws won't reopen when the country lifts most of its coronavirus restrictions next week. Neither the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower nor the Versailles Palace will be reopening next week when France lifts many of its remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced culture-fest

May. 29, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — You may need a face mask to see the Mona Lisa. You will have your temperature taken at the Colosseum in Rome. And to see views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower might require taking the stairs. After the cultural deprivation of the lockdown months during which their treasures were...