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Tel Aviv's Jewish Museum Opens After $100 Million Upgrade

By Ilan Ben Zion | Mar 10, 2021

From Queen Salome to the late RBG, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, Tel Aviv's newly revamped Museum of the Jewish People attempts the ambitious undertaking of bringing almost 3,000 years of Jewish history and tradition under a single roof.

Toilets, Noodles and Bonsai! Japan's 5 Most Unique Museums

By Matthew Wexler | Mar 7, 2021

Japan's 5,700 museums prove there's plenty to see and celebrate, including noodles, toilets and other unusual finds among the country's 47 prefectures.

Agreement Could Free Robert Indiana's Estate from Lawsuit

Mar 5, 2021

A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist's home into museum.

Two Photo Books Offer New and Historic Views on LGBT People

By Jim Provenzano | Mar 2, 2021

Two photo books, one new, the other re-issued decades after first being published, show stark differences, and similarities, in the depiction of their subjects.

Pandemic Art Sales: Prettying Up the Walls We're Staring At

Feb 24, 2021

It seems many Americans who are stuck staring at their walls have decided the pandemic gives them a good reason to pretty them up.

With No Crowds, Louvre Gets Rare Chance to Refurbish

By Thomas Adamson, Alex Turnbull | Feb 22, 2021

The 518-year-old Mona Lisa has seen many things in her life on a wall, but rarely this: Almost four months with no Louvre visitors.

Met Opera's Revenue Drops, Breaks Even with Gifts, Borrowing

By Ronald Blum | Jan 29, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera's operating revenue dropped by $25 million to $120 million in the fiscal year ending July 31, a season shortened due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the company avoided an operating loss through fundraising and borrowing.

Botticelli Painting Sells for $92 Million at Auction in NYC

Jan 29, 2021

A small painting by Sandro Botticelli sold at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday for $92.2 million, an auction record for the Renaissance master.

High Court to Decide Whether Nazi Art Case Stays in US Court

By Jessica Gresko | Dec 5, 2020

Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million.

Sculpture Celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft Draws Criticism

Nov 11, 2020

A sculpture celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft as the mother of feminism has attracted criticism even before it was unveiled.

Sans Gala or Red Carpet, a Stylish Fashion Show at the Met

By Jocelyn Noveck | Nov 2, 2020

A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what's six months when you're covering 150 years of fashion?

Art for/by the People: Galleries and Museums, Re-Opened and/or Online

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 25, 2020

As health safety precautions remain in effect, some large museums have reopened under careful guidelines, while others, including smaller galleries, showcase beautiful and thought-provoking works online.

Art Exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's Hometown Honors Legacy

By Sarah Blake Morgan | Oct 24, 2020

There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old.

Artist Hikes Length of Vermont, Painting Along the Way

By Lisa Rathke | Oct 18, 2020

After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Warns Arts 'at Point of No Return'

Sep 8, 2020

"The Phantom of the Opera" composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has told British lawmakers that the arts are "at the point of no return," and urged the government to set a date for theaters to be allowed to reopen.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Son, HAIM Sister to Lead Paul Thomas Anderson's New Film

Sep 3, 2020

The son of the late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Cooper Hoffman, will lead Paul Thomas Anderson's new film along with Alana Haim, a member of the California-based band HAIM.

Watch: Nigerian Boy Gains Fame with Dance Video as Stars Pay Homage

By Lekan Oyekanmi and Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Aug 21, 2020

When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session.

India Museum Turns to Transgender Art Collective for First Commission

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11, 2020

A museum in Bangalore, India, is turning to a collective of transgender and female-identifying artists for its first-ever commission.

Mona Lisa Back at Work, Visitors Limited, as Louvre Reopens

Jul 6, 2020

Paris' Louvre Museum, which houses the world's most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs.

Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Schedules

Jun 19, 2020

Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts have canceled their fall schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the New York City Ballet called off its annual holiday presentation of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker."

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