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Museum program on African Americans' work marks 50th year

Jan. 20, 2020 10:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is marking the 50th anniversary of a program honoring the achievements of African Americans in science, technology, engineering, art and medicine and encouraging young people to consider those fields. The Black Creativity program began in 1970....

ExhibitBE: Fearless graffiti masterpiece 5 years later

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — ExhibitBE came to a triumphant close on Martin Luther King Day, five years ago. Some of the original murals that crowded the walls of the derelict five-story DeGaulle Manor apartment building are still intact, though some have been tagged over or altered. The building itself is still a...

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...

Detroit Institute of Arts Project Conservator Becca Goodman prepares the painting Das Geviert, 1997, by Anselm Kiefer to be removed from the wall where it has been since 2004, for an upcoming exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan on January 3, 2020. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)

Detroit museum workers spend 100-plus hours moving painting

Jan. 11, 2020 11:22 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Conservators at the Detroit Institute of Arts have spent dozens of hours preparing to move an enormous three-dimensional painting into storage to create space for a new display. Anselm Kiefer's “Das Geviert,” which was completed in 1997, is so deeply textured that conservators...

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,...

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Preservation of Chicano mural includes projection proposal

Jan. 3, 2020 12:07 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's plans to turn a state-owned building into a new contemporary art museum have been endorsed by a review board charged with preserving historic enclaves. The Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board after meeting Thursday signed off on the revised design of the proposed...

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Santa Fe Chicano mural slated for destruction for new museum

Jan. 2, 2020 11:50 AM EST

An iconic Chicano mural in Santa Fe painted by Mexican American artists is scheduled for destruction to make way for a new contemporary museum, generating a debate about gentrification and whose culture state and city officials are seeking to preserve. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs said last...

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...