The 1915 painting “Artillerymen” depicts a group of nude soldiers in a shower — a powerful statement on the dehumanization of war. And the story behind the painting also speaks to a shocking racket that still plagues many New York museums today. Stolen by the Nazis from the family of German Jewish art dealer Alfred Flechtheim, who was forced to flee Berlin in 1933 after Adolf Hitler came to power, the painting has hung on the walls of Manhattan art galleries for more than 60 years. In October, the Guggenheim finally returned “Artillerymen” to Flechtheim’s surviving family members in the US, and his heirs praised the museum for righting a historical wrong. “I am grateful to the Guggenheim Foundation for doing the right thing,” said Michael Hulton, Flechtheim’s great-nephew and heir in a recent statement. “Overall, restitution is about recognition and paying respect to the suffering of the Nazi victims’ families.” … [Read more...] about New York City museums are fighting to keep art stolen by the Nazis
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A museum celebrating the late legendary Yankees catcher Yogi Berra has earned top recognition for its design and the glass-box atrium that greets passers-by on the Montclair State University campus. Architectural Digest named the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center the best-designed museum in New Jersey, ranking it along with other nationally recognized buildings like the Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Yogi Berra museum underwent a nine-month $3.5 million renovation in 2009 designed by Ikon 5 Architects. "We're very proud of that and feel wonderful about it," Joe Tattoni, the design principal on the project, said. "It's a small museum that not too many people know about but its mission is really important and it's very unique to the state." The renovation added a 1,000 square-foot flexible exhibit area encased in glass walls. Tattoni said Berra used to sit in … [Read more...] about The glass palace honoring a Yankee great has just been named the best designed museum in N.J.
Sarah Maiellano Special to USA TODAY Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Jun 4, 2018 It’s almost summer vacation season and a great time to explore what museums in the U.S. are offering over the warm months. Several combine fun with learning at exhibits on comedy, children’s books, crocodiles, baseball and more. Here are 11 travel-worthy exhibits this summer. Baseball Americana at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The MLB All-Star Game will be hosted in Washington, D.C., this summer and the Library of Congress has a free baseball exhibition to mark the occasion. With its extensive archive of photos, newspaper clips, letters, film reels, movies and an immense collection of baseball cards, baseball’s story from sandlot to the pros will come alive. Highlights include early rules of the game, historic images, early baseball cards, beloved baseball movies, broadcasts of iconic baseball moments, and rare interviews and film of Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, … [Read more...] about The best museum exhibits in the USA for summer 2018
We're still dodging those rainshowers that should've gone out with April, but it's game face time, New York. The city isn't waiting for the official start of summer on June 21 to kick its events schedule into high gear. Memorial Day threw down the gauntlet, and now it's time to get started with our guide to the best June events. Eat unlimited ice cream Eating ice cream for a good cause? You've got our attention. Scooper Bowl brings three days of all-you-can-eat treats from some of the biggest names in the frozen dessert business to Bryant Park with totally unlimited tastings — pro tip, skip the cone so you don't fill up before trying treats like açai frozen sorbet from Sambazon and vegan ice cream from DF Mavens, plus flavors from Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, Big Gay Ice Cream and more. June 1-2, noon-9 p.m., June 3, noon-7 p.m., $25 Heed the call of the wild You can love the city and still maintain your love of the outdoors — or fall in love … [Read more...] about The best things to do in New York City in June
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sarah Chalke and more attend An Evening With The Cast Of "Roseanne," Chrissy Metz promotes her new book "This is Me" and Neil Patrick Harris and Allison Williams attend the Netflix premiere of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" season 2. From uptown to downtown, see where these celebrities have been spotted out and about in New York City. Neil Patrick Harris and Allison Williams Neil Patrick Harris and Allison Williams attends the Netflix premiere of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" season 2 on March 29, 2018, in New York City. Erinn Hayes Erinn Hayes attends The Paley Center For Media Presents: A Conversation With Bryan Cranston at The Paley Center for Media on March 29, 2018, in New York City. Mike Epps Mike Epps visits SiriusXM Studios on March 28, 2018, in New York City. Chrissy Metz Chrissy Metz promotes her book "This is Me" at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 27, 2018, in New York City. Taraji P. Henson and more … [Read more...] about Celebrities in New York City: Pictures