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World War II Museum tour visits Battle of Bulge locations 70 years later

NEW ORLEANS - A tour connected to the National World War II Museum is taking three dozen people to the battlefields and towns in Belgium where the Battle of the Bulge was fought 70 years ago.
The Artside: Let art draw you away from mayhem of the past week

...personal aviary he has maintained for many years. His works are in more than 50 major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and others.The...
A look at a real man portrayed in 'Monuments Men' works of art and that is what really matters," he wrote.Rorimer, then 39 and a curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, went on to carry out his mission successfully, helping to discover where works of art looted by the Nazis...
Bertha Lee Battey Toole (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Bertha Lee Battey Toole, beloved wife of William Francis Toole, died in Cashiers, NC on Sunday, July 24. She was 85 years old. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Augusta, GA, with the Reverend Doctor Richard E.
Toole remembered for active life in Augusta

...the 1970s while her husband taught at The Juilliard School, Toole was an active member and volunteer with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Opera Guild.She wanted others to enjoy life the same way she did. Toole inherited a membership...
'A Sense of Place' juried fine art exhibit to open represented in many public and private collections including the Royal Museum of Art in Antwerp, Belgium; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Southeastern Center for the Contemporary Art; Mint Museum of Art and others.The challenge for Hammond was...
Berlin seeks to fill in artistic gaps left by Nazis

BERLIN - The Nazis brutalized Berlin's art world, and the Soviets stole it. Now Berlin is trying to get back in the first rank of the world's art centers. The Nazis pulled thousands of paintings, sculptures and other pieces from museums and public collections, including works by Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh, in their campaign against early modern, "degenerate" art. Much of it was either destroyed or sold abroad.
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A glimpse of 'Paradise'

...closes in Atlanta on July 15, it will travel to The Art Institute in Chicago from July 28 to Oct. 13 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from Oct. 20 to Jan. 13, 2008.
Seniors have keepsakes appraised

...this was a keeper," Mrs. O'Conner said after Mr. Clifford told her the book of miniature drawings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art wasn't worth very much. Her big-ticket items included a silver bracelet with diamonds and a tray from 1985...
ABC's 'Nightline' tries to slow down its pace a bit cart Mexican laborers to farms at the other. The story ran 10 minutes, as did McFadden's report on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's return of a stolen vase to Europe. The night ended with a two-minute "sign of the times" piece about...