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Ohio museum sells pieces despite protests from Cyprus, Egypt
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sale of nearly two dozen antiquities from an Ohio art museum brought in $640,000 on Tuesday despite objections to the auction from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus.
Council: Prince's Paisley Park museum can open permanently
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home will begin operating as a permanent museum this week, following a Minnesota city council rezoning vote.
Prince's Paisley Park gets official green light to operate as museum
After receiving unanimous approval by the local city council late Monday, Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota is open for business. The late artist's private estate and studio can now officially call itself a museum following the decision to open the property to public tours. The opening had previously been delayed when a few city council members expressed concerns about traffic, parking and public safety with the arrival of potentially hundreds of thousands of tourists to the area.
Ohio museum's sale of antiquities from Egypt draws criticism
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Toledo Museum of Art is selling 68 antiquities from its collection, a move drawing criticism from a nationally known archaeologist and Egyptian officials.
$320M capital campaign complete for Ohio art museum
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio art museum says it has completed a $320 million capital campaign that paid for its years long expansion from 389,000 square feet to 588,000 square feet.
Christie's Fall Preview and L.A. Dance Project Take Over UTA Artist Space
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied chats about his wife, Natalie Portman, his rocky tenure at Paris Opera Ballet and the future of L.A. Dance Project.
Sparrow & Wolf Will Not Open in the Arts District
Brian Howard fans, you’ll have to wait longer to dine at a restaurant from the former chef at Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Howard planned to open Sparrow & Wolf in the former home of The Attic in the Arts District. Howard planned to open Harvest & Larder and Grazing Pig Charcuterie with Corey Nyman in the space dubbed the Arts District Plaza.
Classical City: Bringing Classical Music to Middle School
Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect holds a special interactive performance for a middle school in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Feces, swastikas for Trump at Mexico Caricature Museum
Donald Trump has been such a well of inspiration for cartoonists that a gallery is dedicated to the Republican presidential candidate at Mexico City's Caricature Museum. By calling Mexican migrants criminals and rapists, and vowing to deport millions back to their homeland, he has inspired a plethora of cartoonists from Mexico and other nations who contributed to the exhibit. Among the cartoonists, there are some recurring themes: the bouffant hair, brick walls, fresh feces and Nazi symbols.
Barcelona's Picasso Museum fetes WWI Cubism survival
Barcelona's Picasso Museum unveiled an exhibition on "Cubism and War" on Thursday depicting how one of the most influential artistic styles of the 20th century survived World War I. Born around 1907 with Picasso's ground-breaking painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", Cubism could have run out of steam during the conflict as the Spanish artist and others who had settled in Paris suffered shortages and destruction. "The movement had hardly begun and it could have been cut off by the war but they kept it alive, they didn't let it get frozen and die," curator Christopher Green told AFP.
How Architecture Master Frank Gehry Is Giving Back to Watts
The renowned architect behind downtown's Walt Disney Concert Hall has signed on pro bono to build a 50,000-square-foot campus for the Children's Institute International, a social services organization for kids affected by violence.
Taylor Swift-Curated Museum Exhibit Coming to New York City
The exhibit has expanded since premiering in 2014 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Finnish government drops Guggenheim museum plans: PM
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's center-right government has dropped plans to help build a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki with state funding, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Wednesday. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has proposed a museum for Helsinki, like those that grace New York, Bilbao and Venice. But one of Finland's three co-ruling parties last month opposed the state covering 40 million euros ($44 million) of its building costs. ...
Iraqi artist warns of 'scenario of destruction'
Acclaimed Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi, who exhibits almost 550 of his works in Qatar this week, says his country faces a bleak future and the assault on Mosul is "a scenario of destruction". "I am the cry, who will give voice to me?" showcases paintings, sculptures and drawings for the next six months across two Doha museums. It is potentially the largest ever solo exhibition by an Arab artist and is the first major retrospective of Al-Azzawi's work.
Rome 'decorum cops' remove mural showing pope as graffiti artist
A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" on Wednesday just hours after it went up. The mural showed the pope on a step ladder playing a game of tic-tac-toe by painting circular peace signs in place of zeros as a Swiss Guard in a billowing uniform acts as a lookout against witnesses or police. Street artist Mauro Pallotta, who signs his work "Maupal", painted it on paper in his studio and pasted it up with glue and lacquer on a corner near the Vatican overnight.
Jamaica celebrates reggae legend Peter Tosh with new museum
University of Maine creates Stephen King Chair in Literature
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is creating the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature in honor of one of its most famous graduates.
Striking Pittsburgh Symphony cancels shows through Nov. 18
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Nov. 18 because of a strike by musicians while their union and management blame each other for a string of cancellations.
Thailand's late king also artist, jazz musician, inventor
BANGKOK (AP) — Aside from his kingly duties — and they were immense — Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej took time during his 70-year reign to compose music (and jam with some of the world's jazz legends), build sailing craft (and win an international yachting race), paint surrealistic oils and have some 20 patents registered for an assortment of inventions.
Motown Museum in Detroit plans $50 million expansion
DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum is planning a $50 million expansion to create space for interactive exhibits, a performance theater and recording studios at the Detroit tourist attraction, officials announced Monday.
Harvard museum to dust off curiosities long kept in storage
Celebrated Monet 'haystack' painting to be auctioned in NY
The Christie's auction house in New York will offer for sale one of Claude Monet's celebrated "haystack" paintings, valued at an estimated $45 million, which should reconfirm collectors' appetite for Impressionist art. With wealthy Chinese collectors expressing keen interest in such works, the painting -- part of a series of haystack pictures painted by Monet during the winter of 1890-91 from his French home in Giverny -- will first be presented next week in Hong Kong. It will then be shown in London before returning to New York in early November.
Monet 'Grainstack' painting heads to auction in November
Kerry James Marshall retrospective opening at NYC museum
NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Breuer (BROY'-uhr) museum in Manhattan is featuring a career retrospective of figurative painter Kerry James Marshall this month.
A Beer Museum Is Coming to Pittsburgh
Julia Child’s kitchen is enshrined in the Smithsonian, for instance — but what about beer? According to a press release, Brew will be designed in collaboration with beer and food experts and feature interactive exhibits and activities — including, yes, drinking. "America has large-scale museums dedicated to so many important aspects of human culture but, surprisingly, no epic museum dedicated to beer — until now,” says Brew co-founder Matt Sherwin.
Expert Breaks Down Why Bob Dylan Deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature
Dylan expert David Gaines breaks down why the singer has earned this honor.
Tour the New Nixon Library and Museum With Richard Nixon's Grandson
The newly-renovated facility opens on Friday.
Fairytale comes true for South Africa opera star Pretty Yende
She was a black South African girl from the back of beyond who dreamed of singing opera after hearing a British Airways advert on television. Fifteen years later Pretty Yende is one of opera's fastest rising divas, a star of Milan's La Scala, New York's Met and a top billing at London's Covent Garden. The singing "sounded so supernatural I thought it could never be human", Yende said of the "Flower Duet" from Delibes' opera Lakme which was used in the now classic airline advert.
Factbox: Classic lyrics of Nobel literature laureate Bob Dylan
(Reuters) - American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind * From "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", 1963 Oh, who did you meet, my blue-eyed son?
Something is happening: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate. In the book world's equivalent of a Supreme Court ruling, the Nobel judges declared Thursday that Dylan is not just a rock star but a poet of the very highest order.