• Photo by Flickr user Bright Vibes
    November 6, 2014   BY Alexis Cox 

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its largest-ever single donation: 47 pieces of art valued at $500 million. The generous benefactor is Jerry Perenchio, the former CEO of the Spanish language television network “Univision.” The artwork includes 19th and 20th century masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Rene Magritte. Many of the paintings, works on paper, and sculpture have rarely been seen in public.
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  • The new exhibit is on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Credit: Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum
    September 11, 2014   BY Rialda Zukic 

    The National September 11 Memorial Museum announced this week the opening of a new exhibit which features artifacts from the capture of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Continue reading

  • museumhack
    August 16, 2014  

    Amid declining museum attendance by young people as reported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a New York City group called “Museum Hack” aims to attract millennials by offering unconventional tours. These “sassy” outings tap into the outlook of digital age museum-goers, and encourage learning and participation. NewsHour Weekend’s Hannah Yi reports. Continue reading

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    May 15, 2014  

    A new National September 11 Memorial Museum commemorates both the 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. At each turn, exhibits recount chilling and heartbreaking moments from that September day and honors the victims with portraits of each individual killed in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Judy Woodruff reports on the dedication ceremony. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    Workers re-install “Fluegelauto” — a golden, winged Ford Fiesta — at the City Museum in Cologne, Germany.
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  • February 27, 2013   BY Molly Finnegan  

    Visitors pass by “Sphere rouge,” a work by Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc, 85, a pioneer of Op Art, at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.
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  • November 29, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    From simple retouching like removing red-eye to complex manipulation like removing people, Photoshop has dramatically changed the way we use the medium of photography. Or has it? An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explores the question. Continue reading

  • September 11, 2012  

    Eleven years after the Twin Towers fell, the final portion of the $700 million New York project to build an underground 9/11 museum remains incomplete, as city, state and federal governments disagree over who pays for what and for how long. Gwen Ifill talks to the New York Times’ Charles Bagli about the current challenges. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012  

    Ground was broken Wednesday on the National Mall for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015. Jeffrey Brown discusses the pivotal moment in the long, $500 million effort to showcase the stories and experiences of black Americans with journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2012  

    On this Presidents’ Day, Hari Sreenivasan and historian Richard Norton Smith discuss President Lincoln’s influence on American politics and popular culture as they tour the Ford’s Theatre’s new Center for Education and Leadership dedicated to the president. Continue reading

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