Latest Art museums News

Museum is glad to finally hear: Yes, it's really a Van Gogh

Mar. 22, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers. The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting "Vase with Poppies" has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh...

Teen pleads guilty to Denver Art Museum damage

Mar. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief for damaging nearly $100,000 worth of art at the Denver Art Museum. The district attorney's office says Jake Siebenlist, of Monument, will repay the museum for the destroyed and damaged artwork as part of the plea agreement he reached with...

Feds seek return of 'Amorous Couple' art looted by Nazis

Mar. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end. Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that "An Amorous Couple," by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko...

'Both sides of the binary:' Exhibit explores gender, fashion

Mar. 19, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When actor Billy Porter unveiled his combination tuxedo-ball gown at the Oscars last month, it got people talking. Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series "Pose," had bucked traditional Academy Award attire — fancy frocks for the ladies and basic tuxedos for men. A...

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

Mar. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes. Robert...

The Latest: Officials say man linked to heist not mistreated

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe has information on a still-unsolved heist of $500 million worth of artwork from a Boston museum (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Federal prison officials say there is no evidence to...

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

Mar. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all began. The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson is throwing a fundraiser and homecoming party of sorts for...

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

Mar. 5, 2019 7:39 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in his innovative designs, has been awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, known internationally as the highest honor in the field. The 2019 prize was announced Tuesday by the jury of the Hyatt...

Czech Republic works to get Pompidou Center branch in Prague

Mar. 1, 2019 9:36 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister says the National Gallery in Prague is working on a project with the Pompidou Center in Paris whose goal is to establish a branch of the modern art museum in the Czech capital. Prime Minister Andrej Babis made the announcement Friday after meeting Pompidou...

Court rejects injunction against German museum over painting

Feb. 28, 2019 2:19 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has rejected a bid by the heirs of a Jewish French art collector to seize a painting that a Houston museum has loaned to Germany. A regional court near Berlin said Thursday it sees no grounds to grant the request by heirs of Gaston Levy to seize Henri Edmond Cross' "Regatta in...