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British Museum reportedly in talks on Parthenon Sculptures

Dec. 03, 2022 12:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the...

Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone

Nov. 30, 2022 07:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the...

Museums' daring feat brings major Ukraine art show to Spain

Nov. 29, 2022 07:56 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Against a backdrop of Russian bombardments, border closures and a nail-biting 3,500-kilometer (2,150-mile) truck journey across Europe, Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has teamed up with the National Art Museum of Ukraine to secretly bring dozens of 20th century Ukrainian...

Review: A portrait of an artist in Venice-winning doc

Nov. 26, 2022 10:34 AM EST

Nan Goldin, the subject of Laura Poitras’ Venice Film Festival-winning documentary “ All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” is a name you probably either know well or not at all. In the art world, she is unequivocally famous. Her photographs depicting downtown life in the late 1970s and '80s and...

NY's Rep. Maloney probed for asking about Met Gala ticket

Nov. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat whose 30-year career in Congress is about to end after she lost a contentious primary, is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for possibly soliciting a ticket to the annual gala of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume...

Greek museum displays 1st batch of artworks recouped from US

Nov. 08, 2022 16:10 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It’s a first symbolic step in a homecoming that will long outlast the 10-year Odyssey of ancient myth. For decades, an important part of Greece's cultural heritage sparkled only for the very few in a U.S. billionaire's private collection, until a...

Climate protesters splatter Van Gogh in Rome with pea soup

Nov. 04, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Environmental activists tossed pea soup on a Vincent van Gogh painting Friday in Rome to protest carbon use and natural gas extraction, but caused no damage to the glass-covered painting. Security intervened immediately and removed the protesters kneeling in front of...

Columbus art museum debuts major Maurice Sendak exhibit

Oct. 27, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Most people today know artist Maurice Sendak as the creator of children's book classics such as “Where the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen.” A new exhibition of his work looks at that reputation and a less well-known side of his immense output: his work as...

Climate protesters throw mashed potatoes at Monet painting

Oct. 23, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Climate protesters threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting in a German museum to protest fossil fuel extraction on Sunday, but caused no damage to the artwork. Two activists from the group Last Generation, which has called on the German government to take...

'Chinese chorizo' honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona

Oct. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — If not for the coronavirus pandemic, Feng-Feng Yeh might never have learned about a lesser-known chapter of Chinese American history in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Yeh was an executive chef in New York City when the shutdown took away her job and career...