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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".

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".

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

'Spiderman' burglar on trial over $100m Paris art haul

Paris - A burglar dubbed "Spiderman", notorious for daring acrobatic heists, went on trial Monday for a $100-million art heist in 2010 that saw works by Picasso and Matisse stolen from a Paris gallery.

Russians rally against cathedral handover

Sanktpeterburg - Over a thousand people rallied in Russia's Saint-Petersburg Saturday to protest the decision by authorities to hand over the city's famous St. Isaac's cathedral to the Orthodox Church.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Varsovia - The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

Topless Madrid protester grabs crotch of Trump... waxwork

Madrid - A topless protester managed to get so close to Donald Trump on Tuesday that she grabbed his crotch... or rather that of his effigy, the latest addition to Madrid's Wax Museum.

Unprecedented work at Auschwitz to preserve Holocaust site

Oswiecim - Brick by brick, plank by plank, workers at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau carefully clean its barracks to preserve the Holocaust symbol for future generations.

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for 'Guernica' anniversary

Madrid - Madrid's Reina Sofia museum said Tuesday it would stage a major Pablo Picasso exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of his famed "Guernica" painting, a universal symbol of the cruelty of war.

Peru brain museum puts most complex organ on display

- It powers everything we do, yet remains one of our biggest mysteries.But thanks to an unusual Peruvian museum dedicated entirely to the brain, visitors can get up close and personal with the most complex organ in the human body.

Bunnies, brains, breast implants: Welcome to LA's odder museums

Los Angeles - Breast implants, a photo of the brain of John F. Kennedy, a cheerleader's outfit and the sketches of a serial killer: all are on display in some of Los Angeles's quirkiest museums.

First woman named to head Vatican Museums

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday named Italian Barbara Jutte as the next head of the Vatican Museums, making her the first woman to take charge of the Catholic Church's artistic treasures.

Fur flies over stuffed animals in Russian art show

Sanktpeterburg - Taxidermy tabbies, as well as the stuffed and suspended corpses of dogs, rabbits and swans are not the only artwork in Jan Fabre's Hermitage Museum show, but they're raising the hackles of the Russian establishment.

World's smallest museum is a phone box

Halifax - A telephone kiosk in Yorkshire, England has become the world's smallest museum. The disused phone box tells the history of a local village.

Gold toilet opens for business at Guggenheim

New York - The streets may be paved with gold in heaven but in New York, it's a gold toilet providing creature comfort - and an eyeful for visitors to the city's Guggenheim museum.

500-year-old German engraving surfaces at French flea market

Berlin - Long-dead German artist Albrecht Duerer is causing a stir after a collector donated a lost work, bought for a few euros on a French flea market, to a Stuttgart museum.

Historic Russian ship returns to mooring after refit

Sanktpeterburg - Russian cruiser Aurora, whose salvo against the Winter Palace sounded the start of the 1917 revolution, returned to its mooring in Saint Petersburg Saturday after a year-and-a-half of restoration work.

France's new 'Disneyland of wine' sets heads spinning

Paris - It has already been dubbed an "adult Disneyland" and "the amusement park of our dreams" by US college students.
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Music of African Americans is also represented in the Country Music Museum.
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Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
Photo © Malysa Stratton Louk. All Rights Reserved.
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Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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A backside view of Istanbul's Ayasofya (Haggia Sophia), the 5th Century Christian cathedral which was turned into a mosque in 1453 and is now a museum but may be a mosque again
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George Braque's 'Landscape with Olive Tree' painted 1906
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The DDR Museum of Berlin, located opposite the Berlin Cathedral, is the last place in the world where visitors can find the GDR brands and see how East Germans lived during the former GDR dictatorship.
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