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France and Netherlands seal historic 160 mn euro Rembrandt purchase

Paris - France and the Netherlands signed a historic deal Monday acquiring two large Rembrandt portraits for 160 million euros ($174 million), the French culture ministry announced.

Met Museum to add 180,000 square feet space

New York - New York's iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) is planning to add 180,000 square feet to its wing for modern and contemporary art, adding to the current 2 million square feet of space.

Fairy tales much older than thought — One dates to Bronze Age

Dr Jamie Tehrani, an anthropologist at Durham University and Sara Graça da Silva, a folklorist from New University of Lisbon, report that many fairy tales probably go back thousands of years.

Review: T.O. gets up close and personal with top acting talent in ‘Tale’ Special

Toronto - “The Winter’s Tale” isn’t the favourite Shakespeare play of many, but the modern-dress version at Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre — the inaugural production of Graham Abbey’s Groundling Theatre Company — makes it seem close to a masterpiece.

Chan Hon Goh's masterclass brings emotion back to ballet training Special

The third annual masterclass series with Chan Hon Goh teaches dancers that layering emotion and musicality into physical training is integral to career longevity.

Eric Weiner talks 'The Geography of Genius' Special

In his new book, Eric Weiner explains why genius seems to come up in clusters. He talked with Digital Journal about his most surprising insights, what the next site of genius could be and more.

Colombian street artists graffiti for peace

Estanzuela - A pineapple that looks strikingly like a grenade is spray-painted on one wall, while another is splashed with carnations sprouting from rifle barrels.

Ovation, tears for James Foley film at Sundance festival

Park City - A documentary about James Foley, the US journalist slain by the Islamic State group, premiered to a standing ovation on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, leaving few dry eyes in the audience.

U.S. photographer captures naked women in decaying locations

In a project amied at showing beauty alongside decaying human-made structures, an American photographer filmed naked models in every state of the Union. What is most unusual about the project is the odd locations.

Philanthropists hand Lithuania world-class modern art museum

Vilnius - Local philanthropists are teaming up with a world-renowned architect to hand Lithuania's capital Vilnius its first modern art museum, with doors due to open in early 2019.

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