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  • Italy's Uffizi discovers lost frescoes during COVID shutdown

    MILAN - The Uffizi Gallery in Florence used the winter COVID shutdown to push ahead with renovations, discovering lost frescoes that will greet visitors when the leading repository of Italian Renaissance art reopens on May 4.
  • LA’s Union Station books another starring role: The Oscars

    The Oscars are headed to downtown Los Angeles' Union Station this year for the first time, but the historic site and active transportation hub is already a movie star.
  • Emperor's mosaic displayed in Italy after stint as NYC table

    NEMI, Italy - A looted mosaic that once decorated a ship of the Roman Emperor Caligula and ended up as a coffee table in New York City finally returned home Thursday, as details emerged about the lucky break in the investigation that got it there.
  • 2nd Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 6 decades located

    SALEM, Mass. - A second panel from American artist Jacob Lawrence's sweeping series “Struggle: From the History of the American People" that has been hidden from public view for decades has been located, the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts announced Tuesday.
  • With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish

    PARIS - 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.
  • A unique recipe for healing: Bill Murray and a biblical text

    Against the backdrop of a pandemic’s blight and wounds from an acrimonious election, a group of acclaimed actors on Sunday staged an online reading of a religious text with remarkable relevance to the current moment: the Book of Job.
  • Bruce, the last ‘Jaws’ shark, docks at the Academy Museum

    Bruce, the fiberglass shark made from the “Jaws” mould, is ready for his close-up. The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old shark, famous for being difficult to work with on the set of Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, on Friday was hoisted up in the air above the main escalator of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles where he will greet guests for the foreseeable future. And this time, he co-operated.
  • Mirrored depot will open Dutch museum's storage to public

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction of their collections, meaning the majority of the art is locked away out of the public eye.
  • Protesters try to seize African artwork from Paris museum

    PARIS - Activists dislodged a 19th century African funeral pole from its perch in a Paris museum Friday and tried to walk away with it, saying they wanted to return it to Africa in a protest against colonial-era abuses.
  • No crowds delight art lovers in Italy at re-opened museums

    FLORENCE, Italy - The Uffizi Galleries, the most-visited museum in Italy, is open after three months of COVID-19 lockdown, delighting art lovers who don’t have to jostle with throngs of tourists thanks to new social distancing rules.

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