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Striking employees demonstrate outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

Jan. 17, 2020 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. Protesters later chased down President Emmanuel Macron at an evening theater performance in...

Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady."

Jan. 17, 2020 9:34 AM EST
ROME (AP) — Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady.".

Erie museum director departs after work behavior reports

Jan. 13, 2020 6:03 PM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Erie Art Museum's board said Monday it cut ties with its executive director, Joshua Helmer, days after a newspaper reported that he had dated and made advances toward women he worked with, including some who reported to him. The New York Times reported last week that a staff email...

A man stands in front of a poster created by artist Tomoko Konoike, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design, and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Avant-garde posters unveiled as Tokyo Olympics near

Jan. 6, 2020 6:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. Manga is the Japanese art of comics and cartooning,...

Rome's mega-exhibit celebrates 500 years from Raphael death

Dec. 23, 2019 12:04 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A mega exhibition of more than 200 works of art from Raphael will open in Rome in March to mark the 500-year anniversary of the death of the Italian Renaissance master. The exhibition, which opens on March 5 at the Scuderie del Quirinale, is the culmination of the world-wide celebration of the...

California library gains hundreds of presidential documents

Dec. 12, 2019 8:42 PM EST

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — History scholars are getting a new trove of priceless presidential papers to pore over at Southern California's Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington announced Thursday that 340 artifacts focusing on presidential administrations from the 18th to the...

This combination photo shows, from left, Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars in Los Angeles on March 2, 2014, singer Lady Gaga  wearing a dress made of meat at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2010, first lady Michelle Obama wearing a Tracy Reese dress at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 4, 2012, Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, following her wedding to Britain's Prince Harry, and Fashion Icon Award honoree Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on June 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

The closing decade was an ever-shifting parade of fashion

Dec. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga wore meat and Rihanna went naked, practically. Kate Middleton delivered royal wedding opulence and Billy Porter went viral in a tuxedo gown. There was the much-coveted Olivia Pope white coat, Lupita Nyong'o's perfect powder blue Oscar gown and Karl Lagerfield's embrace of...

The statue titled Rumor's of War by artist Kehinde Wiley gets fully unveiled after the tarp covering the statue got stuck for a while at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse was unveiled Tuesday, set to be permanently installed in Virginia's capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Richmond gets a new soaring statue, this one with dreadlocks

Dec. 10, 2019 8:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. Thousands of people crowded the lawn...

Italy’s Uffizi to partner with Hong Kong on art exhibitions

Nov. 28, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Uffizi Galleries and Hong Kong cultural authorities agreed on Thursday to partner over the next five years on art exhibitions in the Asian city. The first show, to run from September 2020 until January 2021 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, will star paintings by Sandro Botticelli,...

Ximena Rueda, center, breastfeeds her daughter Julieta Ledesma Rueda during a protest outside the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. The women are protesting after a woman was expelled last week for breastfeeding inside the museum. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Mexican women protest violence via art, breastfeeding

Nov. 24, 2019 6:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women’s groups protested at cultural institutions in Mexico’s capital ahead of Monday’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, using painting, crocheting and breastfeeding to call attention to rampant violence and machismo in their country....