Museums

This photo combo provided by Allentown Art Museum shows from left, before and after restoration of a painting called "Portrait of a Young Woman." Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, the 1632 painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. (Allentown Art Museum via AP)
February 17, 2020 - 9:17 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. For decades, the Allentown Art Museum...
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People visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. A long stalemate over the future independence of the landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refuses to reinstate — offered to renounce the job(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 14, 2020 - 9:27 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two co-founders of Warsaw's landmark Jewish museum on Friday urged the Polish government to consider the country's international image and accept their choice for museum director, in hope of ending a long impasse that has raised concerns over the popular institution's future...
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FILE-In this July 16, 2019 file photo people pass the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. Two co-founders of the museum urged the third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, saying a failure to do so is incomprehensible and is damaging to Polish-Jewish relations. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file)
February 12, 2020 - 4:11 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A long stalemate over the future independence of Warsaw’s landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refuses to reinstate — offered to...
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The Brandon Maxwell collection is modeled at the American Museum of Natural History during NYFW Fall/Winter on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2020 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionistas: A majestic gathering of Alaskan moose, bison, brown bears, Bighorn sheep and caribou were also enjoying the show at the American Museum of...
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NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart poses for pictures prior to the induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
January 31, 2020 - 10:17 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, the throwback, blue-collar “People's Champion” of NASCAR, is once again the headline act. Stewart was one of five inductees Friday night into the 11th class of NASCAR's Hall of Fame — a group that is essentially a celebration of Joe Gibbs Racing. The three-time...
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FILE-in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo people walk through a wooden 17th century synagogue once located in Gwozdziec, a formerly Polish town now in Ukraine, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew in Warsaw, Poland. Two co-founders of the museum on Thursday urged the third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, saying a failure to do so is incomprehensible and is damaging to Polish-Jewish relations. (Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press/file)
January 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two co-founders of a prominent Jewish history museum in Warsaw urged their third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to reappoint the museum's former director, arguing Thursday that a failure to do so threatens the museum and is damaging to Polish-...
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This spring 1943 photo provided by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shows a group of auxiliary guards at the Nazi death camp Sobibor in German-occupied Poland. A Holocaust historian said researchers concluded that John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard, is presumably depicted in this photo. (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum via AP)
January 28, 2020 - 7:19 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The collection...
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In this image taken on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, people walk at the Burano island, Italy. The Venetian island of Burano's legacy as a fishing village remains the source of its charms: the small colorful fishermen's cottages, traditional butter cookies that were the fishermen's sustenance at sea and delicate lace still stitched by women in their homes. As the island's population dwindles, echoing that of Venice itself, so too are the numbers of skilled artisans and tradespeople who have kept the traditions and economy alive. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 21, 2020 - 4:48 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the delicate lace hand-stitched by their women. But as the island’s population dwindles, like that of...
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A journalist takes a closer look at the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The painting, which belongs to the National Museum in Norway, was painted at the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric institution in Saint-Remy de Provence, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 20, 2020 - 6:36 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the...
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Striking employees hold a banner reading "Louvre on strike" outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 17, 2020 - 12:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. Also closed, therefore, was the Louvre's Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit marking the 500th anniversary of the Italian master’s death,...
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