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Israeli museum to drop McJesus sculpture after violent protests

HAIFA, ISRAEL — An Israeli museum plans to withdraw a sculpture depicting the McDonald’s mascot as the crucified Jesus following protests which briefly united the country’s Christian minority, its populist culture minister, and the pro-Palestinian artist.

Beyonce and Jay-Z help Paris Louvre museum to record number of...

PARIS — A music video by Beyonce and Jay-Z set in the Louvre helped boost visitor numbers to a record 10.2 million last year, the most for any museum in history, the Louvre said on Thursday.

Fight masterpiece fatigue with 2019’s thrilling new art exhibits

FOR CULTURE vultures, 2019 will hold a dazzling array of museum exhibitions. From London to Los Angeles and Brooklyn to Basel, there are thoughtful, sweeping, and often provocative shows to look forward to.

What we can learn from Italy’s contemporary and modern museum scene

THE PHILIPPINES and Italy share the same dilemma when it comes to art: their governments doesn’t care much about it. But our shared problem stops here, because as an Italian art critic and curator who recently visited the county said, Italian politicians are only apprehensive to fully embrace contemporary art because they don’t understand it. Here, meanwhile, politicians aren’t very keen in prioritizing arts and culture at all.

Top universities come out against revision of history, honor victims of...

THE top three universities in the Philippines marked the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by emphasizing the role of the academe in keeping guard over historical truth.

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

Rio de Janeiro -- A massive fire on Sunday ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the...

Presidential ride

The 1924 Single Six Packard Model 226 of President Emilio Aguinaldo is among the vehicles displayed at the Presidential Car Museum at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, which was inaugurated on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Louvre sets up Beyonce and Jay-Z art tour

PARIS — The Louvre has dedicated a new art tour to Beyonce and Jay-Z after pop’s biggest power couple shot the video for their latest hit in the Paris museum.

Imagining a children’s museum

ENGAGING and fun — these are how CANVAS, or the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development, conceptualizes how a children’s museum should feel like. And the group has put its idea to the test in its ongoing public exhibition, Tumba Tumba Children’s Museum of Philippine Art.

France weighs how to return Africa’s plundered art

PARIS — Half-man, half-beast, the tall African statues dominate a busy gallery in Paris’s Quai Branly museum. But few of the visitors are aware...

To love it you must know it: the educational role of...

TO FALL in love with something, one must first know it. This is how historian Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, a member of the National Museum...

Entrance is free: It’s Int’l Museum Day

EVERY YEAR since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has held International Museum Day on May 18 to highlight the role of museums...

National Museum of Natural History: A focus on biodiversity

Text and photos by Michelle Anne P. Soliman At the Taft Avenue end of Manila’s Rizal Park one sees the neoclassical building, originally designed by...

French museum’s collection mostly fake, but is it the only one?

ELNE, France — Over decades, the small museum of Elne in southern France built up a collection of works by local painter Etienne Terrus,...

Century-old prison is now a museum

By Louine Hope U. Conserva Correspondent ILOILO CITY -- What used to be the Iloilo provincial jail is now a regional extension of the National Museum...

Megaworld plans more museums for its townships

Megaworld Corp. plans to include museums in its integrated townships, in a bid to promote local culture and tourism which would, in turn, drive...

Elmer Borlongan: Chronicling the Everyman

IF HE were not a painter, Elmer Borlongan would want to be a photo journalist. “I like how a single image has the power...

The place of the regional in contemporary Philippine art

FILIPINO artists play a role in presenting and educating the public about our history and identity. To support this role, the Philippine Contemporary Art Network...

Met Museum to charge fixed admission for non-New Yorkers

NEW YORK — New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee...

London museum to honor fashion giant Azzedine Alaia with 2018 show

LONDON -- French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honored by London’s Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on...

Winnie-the-Pooh to bear all in London show

LONDON — Paddington Bear may have captivated cinema audiences this year, but another ursine star, Winnie-the-Pooh, will get his own show at London’s historic...

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso’s Guernica

MADRID — Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica might...

Taking in a bit of Korean culture

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor SEOUL — While most tourists flock to shooting locations of Korean dramas or shop for Korean...

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, first of its kind

ABU DHABI — The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, presents around 600 pieces in a modern,...

Virtual reality museum puts Rembrandt in high-def

THE KREMER Collection has spent the past two decades loaning out its collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art to museums and galleries...

Chicago museum outs Trump ‘Renoir’ as fake

CHICAGO – An American museum is casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s reported claim to possess an original Renoir – revealing to have owned...

A hot time in Paris

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia Summer is a great time to visit Paris. After all, the days are filled with sunshine, and...

Manila: then and now

MANILA WAS once beautiful, filled with gracious buildings, parks, and wide boulevards. But then came the devastation of World War II, followed by uncontrolled...

The Top 10 museum exhibitions you need to see

By James Tarmy, Bloomberg Museums have a reputation for saving their “serious” exhibitions for the winter, spring, and fall — the Whitney Biennial, the Shchukin...

An ethnographic museum is Baguio’s latest attraction

MUSEO KORDILYERA, which opened on Jan. 31, is an addition to the must-visit sites in Baguio City. Inside, the Museo Kordilyera–UPB Ethnographic Museum is a...

An ethnographic museum is Baguio’s latest attraction

Text and photos by Erka Capili Inciong, BW Graphic Artist MUSEO KORDILYERA, which opened on Jan. 31, is an addition to the must-visit sites in...

Manila Hotel enters the 21st century

Text and photos by Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman There are two kinds of history: one is written and preserved on books and the other is...

Night at the museum: will.i.am bigs up the Louvre

PARIS -- He is after all rap’s renaissance man. The singer will.i.am revealed to the world, on Tuesday, the results of his most unlikely collaboration...