Bouncy titillating adult fun at N.Y.'s sex museum

Jul 18, 2014

Bouncy titillating adult fun at N.Y.'s sex museum

Shouts, giggles and selfies. Mildly titillating and lots of fun, bouncing around on giant inflatable boobs is the hit attraction of a hot and steamy New York summer. As temperatures rise and hemlines shorten, visitors flock to the Museum of Sex to jump up ...

Picasso painting reveals hidden man

Jun 17, 2014

Picasso painting reveals hidden man

Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso’s first masterpieces, “The Blue Room,” using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that conservators at The Phillips ...

Tea, wine steeped in shared history

Jun 1, 2014

Tea, wine steeped in shared history

Wine and tea, though one is alcoholic and the other is not, are not remote relatives in their rituals and cultivation, according to a newly opened exhibition in Beijing. Both are symbols of conviviality and lifestyle, have been consumed for thousands of years and ...

Tissues, counselors help ease pain at 9/11 museum

May 22, 2014

Tissues, counselors help ease pain at 9/11 museum

There are prominent videos of the twin towers collapsing and photos of people falling from them. Portraits of nearly 3,000 victims and voice mail messages from people in hijacked planes. But behind the wrenching sights and sounds of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum ...

9/11 museum dedicated; Obama says 'Nothing can ever break us'

May 16, 2014

9/11 museum dedicated; Obama says 'Nothing can ever break us'

President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism that followed the attacks. The museum commemorates Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 al-Qaida hijackers ...

U.S. computer club unveils Warhol digital art

Apr 27, 2014

U.S. computer club unveils Warhol digital art

A dozen previously unknown works of digital art created by much-loved pop artist Andy Warhol have been discovered by a computer club at an American university in his hometown Pittsburgh. The art was found by members of the Carnegie Mellon University computer club on ...

World's first Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong

Apr 27, 2014

World's first Tiananmen museum opens in Hong Kong

The world’s first museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square crackdown opened in Hong Kong Saturday with an emotive ceremony and protests from pro-China demonstrators. Almost 25 years after the Chinese authorities’ brutal repression of prodemocracy protesters in Beijing, the permanent exhibition is one of ...

Erotic art offers glimpse of China's lost sexual philosophy

Apr 18, 2014

Erotic art offers glimpse of China's lost sexual philosophy

Ancient paintings of fornicating Chinese couples and phalluses made of stone are among items that Dutch art collector Ferdinand Bertholet hopes will help China reconnect with its sexually charged past. Explicit works spanning from the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. to A.D. 220) to the ...

Feb 26, 2014

Train buff in Hokkaido builds his own museum

An architect in Otofuke, Hokkaido, has transformed part of his household into a railway museum. “I want to provide a place where rail fans can get together and feel comfortable,” says Tadashi Hozumi, 53, who is now working on improving the displays. A train ...