Virus fears close down France’s famed Louvre Museum

PARIS (AP) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France’s Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its ...
16:21 1 March 2022

High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world’s most famous speeches that...
17:23 28 February 2022

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of ‘Burden’

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South C...
1:01 26 February 2022

New York museum honors city’s rich basketball history

NEW YORK — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar smiled as he rattled off the names of his former high school teammates and opponents.
7:52 14 February 2022

Brandon Maxwell’s models strut amid bison, moose and caribou

NEW YORK — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionista...
5:38 9 February 2022

Show me the Monet: Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts turns 150

BOSTON — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is getting ready to show you the Monet.
19:36 4 February 2022

Painting showing Hitler as Cain displayed in Berlin museum

BERLIN — A 1944 painting by German artist George Grosz that depicts Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as the Bible's fratricidal Cain went on display at the Ge...
14:31 4 February 2022

Poland urged to end ‘damaging’ impasse at Jewish museum

WARSAW, Poland — Two co-founders of a prominent Jewish history museum in Warsaw urged their third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an ...
14:46 30 January 2022

Auschwitz survivors warn of rising anti-Semitism 75 years on

OSWIECIM, Poland — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered Monday for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of its liberation, r...
14:11 27 January 2022

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

AMSTERDAM — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted...
11:36 20 January 2022

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

PARIS — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the F...
21:22 17 January 2022

Avant-garde posters unveiled as Tokyo Olympics near

TOKYO — The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
11:13 6 January 2022

Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

WASHINGTON — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime W...
13:00 27 December 2022

Colombia’s conflict spills over to museum of memory

BOGOTA, Colombia — On a vacant grassy lot squeezed between several smoggy highways lies the property where Colombia’s government hopes to build a larg...
16:33 24 December 2021

From New York to Moscow, Holocaust survivors share memories

PARIS — Holocaust survivors in several cities around the world are lighting candles for Hanukkah together, as Jewish community leaders try to keep fir...
11:36 23 December 2021

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

LIVERPOOL, England — Scarlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles du...
19:02 18 December 2021

Research team to take fresh look at delicate artifacts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandals and baskets that have withstood the ravages of time will be among the perishable artifacts analyzed by a team of scientist...
23:10 2 December 2021

Thieves steal ‘priceless’ jewel sets from Dresden museum

BERLIN — Thieves broke into Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museums, early Monday morning, making off with three “priceless” sets of ...
14:34 25 November 2021

Art show seeks the ‘real Moscow’ in grim suburbs

MOSCOW — As sleet falls on a cold November day, communist-era apartment blocks dominating Moscow’s suburban skyline look bleak and forbidding. But it’...
15:16 24 November 2021

AP Was There: Native Americans take over Alcatraz Island

On Nov. 20, 1969, dozens of Native Americans took over Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay to demand that the U.S. government recognize longstanding agr...
23:46 19 November 2021

Baltimore museum to acquire only works by women in 2020

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020.
9:36 18 November 2021

Prague museum displays totalitarian-era surveillance tech

PRAGUE — The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wi...
8:38 16 November 2021

Google digitizes artworks in Puerto Rico for 1st time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face an...
0:59 8 November 2021

Streep, Miranda and Stone are named as Met Gala co-chairs

NEW YORK — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event.
17:56 7 November 2021

Da Vinci exhibition opens in Paris, proves a major success

PARIS — Visitors are crowding into the Louvre museum in Paris to see a major retrospective of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings.
14:56 24 October 2021

Stretchy, lovable slime takes up residence in New York City

NEW YORK — Slime, the bedazzled, stretchy sensation that has spawned its own social media influencers and fans of all ages, is taking up residence in ...
12:45 24 October 2021