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Florence Wants Mona Lisa Back for a Visit

FLORENCE (AP).- Florence officials are launching a campaign to bring the "Mona Lisa" back for a visit. Leonardo da Vinci brought the painting of a Renaissance woman with an enigmatic smile to France in 1516, and it has mostly hung in the Louvre Museum...

Art Gallery of South Australia Unveils $3.6 Million Refurbishment

ADELAIDE, AU - The Art Gallery of South Australia opened the doors to the newly refurbished Elder Wing of Australian Art on Saturday 18 June, following a ten month, $3.6 million refurbishment. The opening marked the 130th anniversary of the Gallery ...

On Its 130th Anniversary, Art Gallery of South Australia Unveils $3.6...

ADELAIDE.- The Art Gallery of South Australia opened the doors to the newly refurbished Elder Wing of Australian Art on Saturday 18 June, following a ten month, $3.6 million refurbishment. The opening marked the 130th anniversary of the Gallery for whi...

Bob Marley Exhibit at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum Opens on Anniversary...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS).- Bob Marley's battle with cancer ended in a Miami hospital 30 years ago on Wednesday, bringing to a premature close the life of reggae music's most important standard-bearer. His son, David "Ziggy" Marley, who was 12 at the time ...

London Original Print Fair Records Highest Ever Visitor Figures

LONDON.- London Original Print Fair 2011, the longest-running Print Fair in the world drew a record number of visitors at the Royal Academy of Arts last week. The Fair got off to a flying start with the opening day bringing in the highest visitor figur...

A Hulking Sculpture Meant to Promote Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Faces Demolition

ISTANBUL (AP).- A hulking sculpture meant to promote reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia became an accidental emblem of their historic enmity after workers erected scaffolding towers and began to demolish it this week. Then, the mood soured furt...

Kurt Cobain Guitar Sculpture Dedicated in Washington

ABERDEEN, WASH. (AP).- A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman's Washington state hometown. The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain's suicide in Seattle. A dive...

Alte Pinakothek Celebrates 175th Anniversary with a Series of Blockbuster Exhibitions

MUNICH.- In 2011 the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen is marking the Alte Pinakothek’s 175th anniversary with a wide range of events. Opened to the public on 16 October, 1836, Leo von Klenze’s seminal museum building today still provides t...

Sword Bought for Royal Marines Museum in Time for Battle Anniversary  

PORTSMOUTH.- The Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth has acquired an important presentation sword 200 years after the Battle it commemorates. The steel sword was presented to Captain Robert Torrens following the Battle for Anholt on 27 March 1811. Thank...

Sword Bought for Royal Marines Museum in Time for Battle Anniversary

PORTSMOUTH.- The Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth has acquired an important presentation sword 200 years after the Battle it commemorates. The steel sword was presented to Captain Robert Torrens following the Battle for Anholt on 27 March 1811. Thank...

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