Latest Art museums News

Chicago museum to receive emergency grant during pandemic

Sep. 20, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago has been named among 12 art museums nationwide to receive money through an emergency grant program aimed at helping institutions struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, based in New York, said the...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020 file photo, a man covers himself from rain with an umbrella as he walks in front of the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore.  With every face mask, bottle of hand sanitizer and pair of disposable gloves it acquires, the Baltimore Museum of Art is moving one more socially distanced step closer to reopening fully to the public, six months after locking its doors as the coronavirus pandemic descended on Maryland. The state’s largest museum began welcoming visitors Sept. 16, though the capacity was limited and galleries will reopen in phases.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Baltimore Museum of Art reimagines safe museum experience

Sep. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — With every face mask, bottle of hand sanitizer and pair of disposable gloves it acquires, the Baltimore Museum of Art is moving one more socially distanced step closer to reopening fully to the public, six months after locking its doors as the coronavirus pandemic descended on Maryland....

Delaware museum uncovers artwork by ‘hidden gem’ Jack Lewis

Sep. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the painting and then he told a story...

Black activists take Congolese statue from Dutch museum

Sep. 11, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In an action streamed live on Facebook, a group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial era. The activists were quickly arrested and the statue returned undamaged, the museum said Friday. The...

Regulators cite 300 businesses; Museum of Fine Arts to open

Sep. 9, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Alcohol regulators in Massachusetts issued fines or warnings last week against 300 businesses for failing to enforce regulations meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. An additional 900 establishments were found to be following regulations, according...

Research team proposes Marcus Whitman statue relocation

Sep. 4, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A local team of art researchers has proposed moving the Marcus Whitman statue from its current spot at the Whitman College campus to Fort Walla Walla Museum where the group says its true context can be shared. “The statue tells us a lot and it has a rich and fascinating...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, the 1856 sculpture

Art museum accused of racism names 1st director of inclusion

Sep. 3, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most prestigious art institutions in the world, has appointed its first director of belonging and inclusion — the latest in a series of efforts to make amends for allegations of racism. The museum on Thursday named Rosa Rodriguez-Williams to the senior post, saying...

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Face masks amid the art: New York City's museums to reopen

Aug. 26, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the iconic T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History again welcomes visitors, it will gaze down at humans acting a bit differently. They will still gape up at its massive skeleton, but there will be fewer of them. They’ll stand farther apart and wear masks. Other pandemic...

An artist's life comes full circle in Kenosha

Aug. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Artist Ron Ruble — who has written three books — is not often at a loss for words. Except when a museum names a gallery for him and his wife, Mary. “There are too many adjectives out there to choose from to describe the feeling,” Ruble told the Kenosha News....

Art museum hosts 'Barrier Free' exhibition

Aug. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Yancy Villa-Calvo doesn’t want to impose her personal views on anyone who observes her works as an artist. Instead, she invites people from different backgrounds to the proverbial table for an open dialogue. Villa-Calvo’s “table” is a traveling, interactive...