Museums

Cash-strapped museum urges judge to OK contentious art sale

Mar 20, 2018

An attorney for a Massachusetts museum has urged a judge on the state's highest court to quickly sign off on a plan that would allow it to sell dozens of artworks

Enigmatic Dead Sea Scroll makes rare show in Jerusalem

Mar 20, 2018

A fragment of an enigmatic Dead Sea Scroll is going on public display at Jerusalem's Israel Museum for the first time since its discovery 70 years ago

Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit

Mar 18, 2018

A new exhibit at Philadelphia's National Museum of American Jewish History looks at flamboyant conductor Leonard Bernstein through the lens of his social activism

George Lucas breaks ground on LA's Museum of Narrative Art

Mar 14, 2018

Star Wars" creator George Lucas has used a silver shovel instead of a lightsaber to break ground on a billion-dollar Los Angeles museum he says will be dedicated to the art of visual storytelling

NY auction to raise funds for Harlem museum's new building

Mar 12, 2018

Artists with worldwide renown are donating work to sell at a Sotheby's auction this year in order to raise funds for construction of the Studio Museum of Harlem's new home

Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story

Mar 11, 2018

Correction: Museum-Opioid Protest story

Southwest 'casta' paintings spotlight race, popular culture

Mar 11, 2018

Southwest border artist Claudio Dicochea gives a modern day psychedelic spin to the colonial "casta" paintings first created in 18th century Mexico in his exhibit "Acid Baroque" on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Major private art collection donated to Dresden museums

Mar 9, 2018

Dresden's public museums are receiving a major gift in the form of one of the world's most important private art collections, including works by American artists Nancy Spero, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol

Florida school shooting survivors visit Sept. 11 museum

Mar 7, 2018

A group of students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people has visited the Sept. 11 museum

German museum to probe disputed provenance of Mondrian works

Mar 7, 2018

The German city of Krefeld is opening an investigation into disputed works by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian that have been part of the city's Kaiser Wilhelm Museum collection for decades

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