Museums

A spectator tosses crumbs for an Ivanka Trump lookalike to vacuum at Jennifer Rubell's art exhibit "Ivanka Vacuuming 2019" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Flashpoint Gallery in Washington. The art piece titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," runs through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint Gallery. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
February 05, 2019 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint...
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This image made available on Monday Feb. 4, 2019 by Musee Departemental Arles Antique shows a bronze “Statue of a captive” dating from the first century B.C.. A Geneva art museum said on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that Facebook had prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit entitled “Caesar and the Rhone” on the social media platform with an image of the statue, citing concerns about nudity. (Jean-Luc Maby/Musee Departemental Arles Antique via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 10:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — It seems Facebook can be friends with a topless Venus after all. The social media giant said Tuesday it mistakenly blocked a museum in Switzerland from using images of two statues — a marble Venus and a bronze of a nude, kneeling man — to promote an upcoming exhibit. The Museum of Art...
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This image made available on Monday Feb. 4, 2019 by Musee Departemental Arles Antique shows a bronze “Statue of a captive” dating from the first century B.C.. A Geneva art museum said on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, that Facebook had prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit entitled “Caesar and the Rhone” on the social media platform with an image of the statue, citing concerns about nudity. (Jean-Luc Maby/Musee Departemental Arles Antique via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 2:41 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A Geneva art museum says Facebook prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit with images of two statues — a half-naked Venus and a nude, kneeling man. The Museum of Art and History took to Twitter to say it had wanted to post pictures of the statues on Facebook to promote the "...
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The shredded Banksy painting "Love is in the Bin 'is being exhibited at the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden Monday Feb. 4, 2019, where the work will be shown from Feb. 5 to March 3, 2019. It was originally titled 'Girl with Balloon' and since it destroyed itself during an art auction in London, it's called 'Love is in the Bin'. (Uli Deck, DPA via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 8:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany. The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that "Girl with Balloon," which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector...
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January 30, 2019 - 8:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The heirs of a Jewish collector say a painting from a Texas museum on loan in Germany was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday. German daily Bild reported the unidentified heirs are claiming...
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January 29, 2019 - 8:14 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A board of trustees for an Ohio art museum has delayed accepting Norman Rockwell art from the Boys Scouts of America, fearing community backlash because of a recent report detailing the scouting organization's problems involving child sex abuse allegations. The Butler...
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A group of police officer is seen through a glass door at the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Russia's ministry of culture has estimated the insurance value of Arkhip Kuindzhi's Ai Petri. Crimea painting that was stolen from the gallery on Sunday at 12 million rubles (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry's museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 28, 2019 - 12:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police on Monday found the painting that was stolen a day earlier from Moscow's famed museum of Russian art in broad daylight before unsuspecting visitors. The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was stolen in front of confused visitors...
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A group of police officer is seen through a glass door at the Tretyakov State Gallery museum in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Russia's ministry of culture has estimated the insurance value of Arkhip Kuindzhi's Ai Petri. Crimea painting that was stolen from the gallery on Sunday at 12 million rubles (some 181,860 US dollars), director of the ministry's museums department Vladislav Kononov told TASS. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 27, 2019 - 2:05 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police say a painting by a noted Russian landscape artist has been stolen from Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, apparently in front confused witnesses. The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was reported missing from the Tretyakpv, a premier museum...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, Angela Davis speaks during her visit to the University of Michigan-Flint, in Flint, Mich. An Alabama civil rights museum has reversed course after a public outcry and has decided to give political activist Angela Davis an award that it offered then rescinded. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute said in a statement Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, that its board has voted to reaffirm Davis as the recipient of the human rights award.(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 11:47 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama civil rights museum reversed course after a public outcry and reinstated a human rights award to activist Angela Davis that it had previously rescinded, the organization announced Friday. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute said in a statement that its board has...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, senior paintings conservator Rene Boitelle works on restoring Vincent van Gogh's world-famous "Sunflowers" painting at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The painting will remain in the conservation studio for another five weeks to complete the final phase of comprehensive research into the condition of the work. The painting will also be restored in order to ensure that it is preserved for future generations in the best possible manner. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 24, 2019 - 5:18 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A "full body scan" carried out on the Van Gogh Museum's version of the Dutch master's iconic "Sunflowers" has shown the painting is not fit to travel because it's in "stable but vulnerable" condition, the museum's director said Thursday. "We've decided that any stresses that the...
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