Museums

December 23, 2019 - 12:03 pm
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...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2008 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex. The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit in the U.S. will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, that the late British singer's popular outfits - including her halter dress worn at her final stage performance in Belgrade in 2011 - never-before-seen handwritten lyrics and home video, journal entries and more from her family's personal archive will make up “Beyond Black - The Style of Amy Winehouse." The exhibit opens on Jan. 17, 2020 and will run through April 13. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
December 19, 2019 - 8:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit in the United States will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Thursday that the late British singer's popular outfits — including her halter dress worn at her final stage...
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In this Dec. 5, 2019 photo, a boys pops a wheelie as he rides his bicycle past a mural featuring Lionel Messi in La Bajada, Rosario, Argentina. Soccer wasn't always Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his hometown, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek — and occasionally stealing lemons from a neighbor to make juice. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
December 09, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek — and...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs, left, speaks after being given the Bill France Award of Excellence at the NASCAR Cup Series Awards on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 05, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...
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December 03, 2019 - 3:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced...
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This undated image provided by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico shows a sandal (Catalogue No. 2009.46.1) excavated decades ago from the Guadalupe Mountains. Researchers will be taking a new look at numerous perishable artifacts that include sandals and baskets to learn more about the people who once inhabited the region. (Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 6:10 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandals and baskets that have withstood the ravages of time will be among the perishable artifacts analyzed by a team of scientists looking to learn more about a corner of the southwestern United States that was first excavated decades ago. Depending on what they uncover,...
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Police officers work behind a caution tape at the Schinkelwache building in Dresden Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Authorities in Germany say thieves have carried out a brazen heist at Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museum containing priceless treasures from around the world. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thieves carried out a heist Monday at Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museum, making off with three “priceless” sets of jewelry from the 18th century that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the open market. Police said they were alerted shortly...
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November 18, 2019 - 4:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020. Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance. The Maryland museum acquired its first...
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In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, visitors view the exhibition "The Technology in Dictatorships," at the National technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. The exhibition, the first of that kind here, marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression of a nation and resistance against it. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 16, 2019 - 3:38 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West. That still didn’t stop many from desperately attempting to flee the totalitarian...
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Visitors walk into the Museum of Art ahead of the announcement by Google Arts & Culture that it digitized more than 350 artworks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
November 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time. "Goyita" is one of more than...
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