Museums

A Macro XRF scanner is used to study in minute detail the surface of Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Girl with a Pearl Earring", at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Researchers at the Mauritshuis museum are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and they are letting the public in to watch. For two weeks, experts are pointing a battery of high-tech machines at the 17th century masterpiece of a young woman whose enigmatic gaze has earned her the nickname of the Dutch Mona Lisa. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
February 26, 2018 - 10:03 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really is state of the art research. Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and they are inviting the public in...
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March 03, 2017 - 2:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of Iranians gathered Friday at Tehran Cinema Museum to celebrate Asghar Farhadi's recent Academy Awards win for best foreign language film. The gathering congratulated Farhadi and his film crew on "The Salesman" with a standing ovation. In his short speech, Farhadi said...
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In this Feb. 3, 2017 photo, Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela talks about her civil rights photography during an interview in her home in Albuquerque, N.M. The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago is featuring the Albuquerque resident's rarely seen photography of the movement at an exhibition called "Time to Get Ready: Fotographía Social." From marches in the rain to black share croppers toiling on former slave plantations, the photos will highlight Varela's snapshots of life during Jim Crow's final days. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
March 03, 2017 - 3:50 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas. As one of the few Latinas...
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A man holds a conversation in front of a projected image during the press preview of "Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie" at The Barnes Foundation Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Barnes is taking art to the streets - and bringing the streets into the museum - as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience. "Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie" runs from Feb. 25 to May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
February 22, 2017 - 4:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets — and bringing the streets into the museum — as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience. "Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie" runs from...
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FILE - In this July 24, 1969 file photo, the Apollo 11 command module lands in the Pacific Ocean and the crew waits to be picked up by U.S. Navy personnel after an eight day mission to the moon. The Apollo 11 command module, which travelled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades. (AP Photo, File)
February 22, 2017 - 12:41 pm
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades. The capsule, named "Columbia," went on a tour of U.S. capitals...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2017 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is "saddened" by the unexpected death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, calling him "an accomplished diplomat." The president acknowledges in a statement Tuesday that Vitaly...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump will meet with former primary rival and frequent critic John Kasich on Friday. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the Ohio governor reached out to request a meeting with Trump "on...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 2:25 p.m. The White House says the Trump administration is working on a new set of guidelines on the use of school bathrooms for transgender students. White House spokesman Sean Spencer told reporters Tuesday that the...
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Detail of "The Milkmaid", a 1658-1659 oil painting on canvas by Johannes Vermeer presented to the press during the opening of the exhibition entitled "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting," at Louvre Museum, in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The Louvre has inaugurated a major exhibit of old master Johannes Vermeer, presenting 12 of the Flemish painter's oil canvasses including The Milkmaid. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 21, 2017 - 12:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring." But Vermeer, the unique jewel in Dutch painting's crown, copied ideas from his contemporaries like every other artist, argues a new major exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris that opens Wednesday. Five years...
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