Posts Tagged Museums

Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

This June, 25, 2014, photo, shows a birds eye view of the town of Ouro Preto Brazil. Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto is the charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence. A UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is a former mining village whose tremendous wealth made it a cultural focal point of the era. (AP Photo/Frank Griffiths)

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

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Gehry redesign of art museum yields more space

Architect Frank Gehry poses for photographs in front of a model that helps illustrate the Philadelphia Museum of Art's master plan, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. A massive renovation designed by Gehry is planned for the Philadelphia Museum of Art that will result in little change to the building's Greek revival facade but a major expansion of gallery space. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Traditionalists can rest easy knowing architect Frank Gehry’s vision for the Philadelphia Museum of Art does not include wrapping the neoclassical building in his trademark chunky silver swooshes.

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Tennis Hall of Fame Championships begin in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The 144th-ranked Australian who surprised Wimbledon by beating No. 1 Rafael Nadal is among the players expected on the grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Championship in Newport.

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