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Notre Dame to Cover Up Murals of Columbus in the New World

Notre Dame to Cover Up Murals of Columbus in the New World

Jan 21
The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said.

'McJesus' Sculpture Sparks Outrage Among Israel's Christians

'McJesus' Sculpture Sparks Outrage Among Israel's Christians

By Areej Hazboun and Isabel Debre | Jan 14
An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority.

Woof! New York City Unleashes New Dog Museum

Woof! New York City Unleashes New Dog Museum

By Jennifer Peltz | Jan 11
It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St. Louis.

Helped by Beyonce Video, Louvre Breaks Visitor Record

Helped by Beyonce Video, Louvre Breaks Visitor Record

Jan 4
The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, numbers boosted by a video clip shot by pop star Beyonce amid its paintings and sculptures.

After Delays, Egypt's New Mega-Museum Set to Open in 2020

After Delays, Egypt's New Mega-Museum Set to Open in 2020

By Brian Rohan | Dec 24
The Grand Egyptian Museum has been under construction for well over a decade and is intended to showcase Egypt's ancient treasures while drawing tourists to help fund its future development.

Renaissance Master: Tintoretto's 500th Spans 2 Continents

Renaissance Master: Tintoretto's 500th Spans 2 Continents

By Frances D'Emilio | Dec 23
A Venetian cloth dyer's son, Tintoretto spent his entire career in Venice, becoming widely considered the last great painter of the Renaissance.

Museum Acquires Statue, Complete with Glitter, Nail Polish

Museum Acquires Statue, Complete with Glitter, Nail Polish

By Martha Waggoner | Dec 21
An impressive marble sculpture of the first king of Israel, which disappeared from public view for 150 years, has been acquired by a North Carolina art museum from a boarding school in England.

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

By Melissa Kossler Dutton | Dec 12
The internet makes it easier than ever to commission artwork. Would-be buyers can find artists working in a wide variety of styles and media who can create custom pieces based on photos and videos.

Uffizi Galleries Aim to Reduce Crowds and Ticket Scalpers

Uffizi Galleries Aim to Reduce Crowds and Ticket Scalpers

By Frances D'Emilio | Dec 7
The Uffizi Galleries have turned to algorithm experts in hopes of slashing crowds bunching up in front of the likes of masterpieces by Leonardo and Botticelli and drastically reducing the lines that form outside Italy's most-visited art museum.

Getty Museum Says it has Right to Keep Prized Greek Statue

Getty Museum Says it has Right to Keep Prized Greek Statue

By Nicole Winfield | Dec 5
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy.

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