The new Lucas Museum will bring economic force to Los Angeles

Jan 11, 2017
The $1 billion project will display "Star Wars" items and other works of narrative storytelling.

The economic impact of a major new museum

Sep 23, 2016
Washington, D.C. is opening a new museum on the history of African-Americans.
A statue of Colorado pioneer and former slave Clara Brown is on display next to a preserved slave cabin at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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Prince's Paisley Park will open its doors to fans

Aug 26, 2016
Prince's museum will be run by a firm with ties to Elvis Presley's Graceland.
Music fans visit a memorial created outside Paisley Park, the home and studio of Prince.
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SF MOMA woos a digital city with art, design and tech

May 13, 2016
The expansion has plenty of interactive screens and a serene interior to reduce distraction — by your interactive screens.
People watch an art piece entitled "Shadow Sites II" by Jananne Al-Ani, inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California on April 28, 2016. The newly redesigned museum integrates a 10-story expansion in a new building and will open to the public on May 14, 2016. 
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The Art of Selling

Apr 13, 2015
Museums get in the business of selling their masterpiece?

World's biggest art heist, 25 years later

Mar 18, 2015
Few clues and nothing recovered. The art world will never be the same

Which cities will profit off the Star Wars museum?

May 22, 2014
Chicago is competing with San Francisco to host a new George Lucas museum.

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Making art out of the housing crisis

Aug 14, 2013
A new art exhibit in Los Angeles looks at the history of housing in America and how our views on the home have changed over time.

Detroit art sale: Museum ready to fight

Aug 8, 2013
The city of Detroit has brought in Christie's to appraise its art collection to help bail the city out of its $18 billion debt.

Thieves make off with millions of unsellable artwork

Oct 17, 2012
In the Netherlands, thieves made off with seven paintings valued at $130 million. But they probably won't make much money from the heist.

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