France Will Return Looted Cultural Artifacts, Following Macron-Commissioned Study

  • BBC
  • November 24, 2018 19:49

In a historic move, France announced that some contested items in its museum collections will be restituted. “I cannot accept that a large part of the cultural heritage of several African countries is in France,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital. ...

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Planned $75 Million International African American Museum Adds Billionaire Board Member

  • Post and Courier
  • January 29, 2017 14:15
Proposed site of the International African American Museum in Charleston

A proposed $75 million International African American Museum in Charleston, SC, has gotten the boost of a new billionaire board member. Sheila Johnson, billionaire CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and owner of three professional sports teams, has agreed to join the museum’s board of ...

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Questions Raised Over Bill Cosby Art Collection on Exhibit at Smithsonian

  • SJ Mercury News
  • July 12, 2015 23:50
Part of the William H.  and Camille O.  Cosby Collection, this oil on canvas work by Henry Ossawa Tanner is titled "The Thankful Poor."

Accusations of sexual assault lodged at comedian Bill Cosby have not derailed an exhibition of artworks from his collection on view in DC. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's 50th anniversary exhibition shows works from Bill and Camille Cosby's African-American art collection ...

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Bill Cosby Art Collection to Go View at Smithsonian

  • September 15, 2014 11:52
Part of the William H.  and Camille O.  Cosby Collection, this oil on canvas work by Henry Ossawa Tanner is titled "The Thankful Poor."

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, will showcase their collection of African American art for the first time publicly at the Smithsonian this fall.

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Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

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African American Museum to be Built in Charleston

  • AP
  • July 15, 2014 22:34
View of Charleston, SC

A $75 million International African American Museum will be built in South Carolina on Charleston Harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.

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Tribal Art events in New York this week

  • May 07, 2011 12:26
MEZCALA STONE FIGURE, Mexico ca.  1300-300 B.C.

Traditonal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas takes center stage in New York City this week with a wealth of gallery exhibitons, auctions, and events focused on tribal art. NYC Tribal Art Week From May 9 to 15, coinciding with tribal art auctions at Sotheby's and Bonhams, a consortium ...

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