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'Too rude' for Louvre, sculpture adopted by Pompidou

Paris - A giant sculpture appearing to show a man having sex with an animal has caused a stir in Paris, where it has been adopted by the Pompidou Centre after being rejected as "too rude" by the Louvre.

A changing China on view in New York art show

New York - A generation of artists deeply marked by the Tiananmen Square massacre, globalization and the liberalization of China's economy is at the heart of a new exhibition at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Museums give peek into secret world of Yves Saint Laurent

Paris - Yves Saint Laurent was one of greatest yet most private fashion designers of the 20th century.

Ukraine and Russia fight over Crimean heritage

Simferopol - The painting "Moonlit Night" by famed 19th century maritime artist Ivan Aivazovsky is a study in tranquillity: two boats sailing calmly across a placid sea.

NY Guggenheim museum cuts animal artworks after threats

New York - The Guggenheim Museum in New York has decided to withdraw three works from a hotly anticipated exhibition on modern China, after receiving "repeated threats of violence" related to the staging of live animals.

Long-delayed Louvre Abu Dhabi to open its doors in November

Abu Dhabi - The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open its doors to the public in November, bringing to the Gulf Mesopotamian artifacts and post-impressionist masterpieces in the first Louvre-branded museum outside of Paris.

Historians race to preserve dying memories of Partition

Karachi - Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

Dinosaurs beheaded at Australian museum

Sydney - Three model raptors at Australia's national dinosaur museum have been beheaded by mystery vandals who scaled a fence and removed the parts using an angle grinder or hacksaw, police said Tuesday.

Mail Rail: Riding on London's underground postal trains

London - Few of the millions of people whose letters and packages were shuttled on a tiny train line deep under London ever suspected it existed.

Historians race to preserve dying memories of Partition

Karachi - Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

New museum boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

Paris - One of the world's biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city's claim to be a modern art capital.French billionaire Francois Pinault will show his $1.4 billion (1.

Unpacking a legend: NY spotlights Frank Lloyd Wright

New York - From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright.

New US writers museum puts modern spin on literary history

Chicago - At Chicago's newly-opened American Writers Museum, Jack Kerouac's biographer tells an audience how the Beat Generation's bible was inspired by the author's deep affection for his country.

Warsaw museum spotlights remains of destroyed city

Varsovia - Curator Jaroslaw Trybus points to a glass display case with an ornate brass door handle inside.

King Tut's bed, chariot paraded through Cairo to new home

Cairo - The first of the many wondrous artefacts found in Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun's tomb were transported carefully through Cairo's streets on Tuesday to their new home near the Giza Pyramids.

19th century jewel-encrusted crown stolen from French museum

Lyon - A 19th century crown, encrusted with almost 1,800 gem stones, has been stolen from a museum of religious art in central France, the museum authorities said Saturday.

London retrospective charts 50 years of Pink Floyd

London - From guitars to sketches for iconic album artwork, an immersive Pink Floyd retrospective at London's Victoria and Albert Museum traces the half-century career of the famous British band.

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

People behind bizarre Auschwitz stunt say 'stop war'

Varsovia - The people who stripped naked at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau last week before slaughtering a lamb were trying to take a stand against war, a statement said Wednesday.

Naked people slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz death camp

Varsovia - Eleven men and women in their twenties on Friday slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police and the museum at the site in southern Poland.

Two Yves Saint Laurent museums to open in Paris and Morocco

Paris - Two museums dedicated to the life and work of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent will open in Paris and Morocco later this year, his foundation said Tuesday.

Iraqi forces retake Mosul museum vandalised by IS

Mosul - Iraqi security forces recaptured the Mosul museum, where Islamic State group militants infamously filmed themselves smashing priceless artefacts, police said on Tuesday.

Style capital Paris to get its first fashion museum

Paris - Paris, the world's style capital, is finally to get its first permanent museum dedicated to fashion.

Seeing preserved mummies clearer thanks to virtual imaging

London - Advanced imaging has interfaced with antiquities thanks to a new initiative from the British Museum in London. This makes use of imaging software designed to enhance the visitor experience.

NY museums wage cultural war against Trump prejudice

New York - Museums across New York are waging a cultural war on prejudice in Donald Trump's America, flexing the soft power of art and photography to compound the city-wide climate of protest.

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".

Roger Waters urges Trump resistance ahead of major show

London - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters on Thursday said the band's seminal album "The Wall" had taken on new significance with the rise of Donald Trump, accusing the US president of "creating as much enmity as possible".
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