Latest 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...

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

Mar. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo, along with comedic...

Indianapolis Children's Museum removes Michael Jackson items

Mar. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer and Gary native. The Indianapolis Star reports a fedora and glove Jackson wore onstage and a Jackson...

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...

Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man's best friend

Mar. 15, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well? The California Science Center has spent the past five years sniffing out the answers to those and hundreds of other vexing canine...