Museums

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington shows a painting of Ivan the Terrible that was exhibited in art museum in Ukraine. The painting, stolen in World War II and found in a Connecticut home, is being returned to an art museum in Ukraine. Court records filed Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by U.S. officials say the painting of Ivan the Terrible was scheduled to be auctioned by a couple in Ridgefield, Conn., last year when a Ukrainian museum intervened. The museum said the work was a 1911 oil painting that had been stolen during Nazi occupation. (U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 3:29 pm
A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The FBI seized the painting after a retired couple in Ridgefield transported it to Washington, D.C., to be auctioned...
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In this photograph taken in 1935 by Peggy Goldwater, entitled "Portrait of the Artist as a Married Man," Barry Goldwater smiles and poses with his camera at Coal Mine Canyon between Tuba City and the Third Mesa in northeastern Arizona. The late Sen. Barry Goldwater’s granddaughter is working to preserve the thousands of images of Arizona landscapes and Native Americans that he created over his lifetime. Twenty years after the Republican icon’s death, Alison Goldwater Ross has formed a foundation to digitize and repair the images. (AP Photo/Peggy Goldwater/Courtesy of the Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation)
December 22, 2018 - 10:18 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In Alison Goldwater Ross' earliest memories of her grandfather Barry Goldwater, there's always a 35mm camera hanging from his neck. The senator photographed more than 15,000 images of Arizona's landscapes and Native Americans over his lifetime. Twenty years after Goldwater'...
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People pass a commemorative memorial statue to perpetuating the memory of the 'Kindertransport' (children transport) near Friedrichstrasse train station in central in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 17, 2018 - 2:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based Conference on...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, DJ Khaled arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers that came out to celebrate DJ Khaled’s birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole with a 60 person dinner on Sunday, Dec. 9. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 4:14 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife...
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Models walk the runway at the Chanel Metiers d'Art 2018/19 Show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
December 04, 2018 - 11:43 pm
An air of ancient Egyptian luxury ruled the night as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld brought his traveling fashion show to New York and its famous Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lagerfeld chose the venue for his 17th annual "Metiers d'Art" show, which takes place in a different...
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FILE - This May 12, 2005, file photo shows an unidentified visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. In the epic, 16-year battle over the priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
December 04, 2018 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The great-grandson of a Jewish woman who surrendered her priceless Camille Pissarro painting to escape the Holocaust watched Tuesday as his lawyer relentlessly grilled officials of the Spanish museum where it now hangs, expressing incredulity that they didn't know it was Nazi...
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This handout made available by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, on Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, shows an image of 15 year old Theo van Gogh, originally thought to be of his brother Vincent van Gogh. One of only two known photos of Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. (Van Gogh Museum via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 11:50 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of only two known photos of painter Vincent van Gogh turns out to most likely be an image of his brother, Theo, the Van Gogh Museum announced Thursday. Forensic testing by experts at Amsterdam University "confirmed the high likelihood of the boy in the photograph...
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This image provided by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs shows paleontology curator Spencer Lucas talking about Gordodon, a specialized plant-eating reptile, during an interview outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque, N.M. Fossil bones were discovered near Alamogordo by Ethan Schuth while on a University of Oklahoma geology class field trip in 2013. The bones, part of an exquisitely preserved but incomplete skeleton, are on display at the museum. (New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 5:40 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History said. The museum made the announcement this week , saying the unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of the sail-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28 , 2017 file photo French President Emmanuel Macron, centre, shake hands with children during a visit to a school in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonizers can return African art to Africa. (AP Photo/Ahmed Yempabou Ouoba, File)
November 23, 2018 - 9:06 am
PARIS (AP) — From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonizers can return African art to Africa. The study by French art historian Bénédicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr,...
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Dutch King Willem-Alexander looks at Anne Frank's diary displayed in the new Diary Room at the renovated Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. The museum is built around the secret annex hidden in an Amsterdam canal-side house where teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid from Nazi occupiers during World War II is expanding to better tell Anne's tragic story to the growing number of visitors. (Patrick van Katwijk, pool photo via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 5:52 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander has visited the Anne Frank House museum after a two-year reboot gave the building a new entrance hall, redesigned exhibition spaces and a new way of telling the story of the teenage Jewish diarist. Executive director Ronald Leopold says the aim of...
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