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Comprehensive Presentation of the Makart Phenomenon at the Belvedere in Vienna

VIENNA.- Like no other artist of the nineteenth century, the “artist prince” Hans Makart left his stamp on a time whose symbol he rose to become, and which went down in the annals of history as the “Makart era”. The Belvedere and th...

Russia’s Venerable Bolshoi Theater to Reopen in October After Years of...

MOSCOW (AP).- Russia's venerable Bolshoi Theater — which survived fires, a Nazi bombing and Lenin's request to have it blown up — is almost ready to reopen after years of reconstruction and will look just as it did during the czarist era. Th...

Liechtenstein Museum Presents "Brueghel, Rubens, Jordaens ~ Masterpieces from the...

Vienna.- From 27 May until 20 September, the Liechtenstein Museum presents "Brueghel, Rubens, Jordaens ... Masterpieces of European Painting from the Hohenbuchau Collection". The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most diverse collectio...

1944 Letter Finally Headed to Intended Recipient

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP).- A World War II-era letter mailed to a soldier's sister at a Red Cross hospital is finally headed for its intended recipient. The letter was postmarked from Montgomery on Aug. 9, 1944, and addressed to a Miss R.T. Fletcher at an A...

Historians from Canadian Archivists’ Association Want Communist Files Protected

BUDAPEST (AP).- People spied on by Hungary's communist-era secret police could decide the future of the surveillance reports under a government proposal historians say would damage the country's ability to know about its past. The regime's network of i...

New-York Historical Society Organizes the First Full Retrospective of the Sculpture...

NEW YORK, NY.- By far the most popular American sculptor of his eventful era, John Rogers (1829-1904) was unprecedented in the United States as an astute and tireless maker and marketer of artworks for a broad audience. From the beginning of the Civil ...

Virtual President’s Desk Enlivens JFK’s 1800s Desk

BOSTON (AP).- As a little girl, Caroline Kennedy hung out at her father's desk while he worked in the country's most famous office. Now the library she works with to preserve her father's memory has introduced a way anyone can sit — virtually &#15...

Metro Pictures Presents Croatian Artist David Maljkovic’s Latest Works "Recalling Frames"

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Croatian artist David Maljkovic's latest works, Recalling Frames, are photomontages that interweave still images from Orson Welles' film The Trial, shot in Zagreb in 1962, with the artist's own contemporary photographs of the filming lo...

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass Says Some Objects Looted from Museum...

CAIRO (REUTERS).- Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has recovered some of the national treasures that went missing from the Egyptian Museum during an uprising which unseated Hosni Mubarak, the country's top Egyptologist said Monday. Items including a statue...

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Says It is Time to Build Civil...

JACKSON, MISS (AP).- Possible presidential contender Gov. Haley Barbour — under fire recently for comments that critics claim minimized the problems of Mississippi's civil rights era — said Tuesday night that his state should build a museum ...

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