Category Archive 'Louvre'

30 Oct 2020

Activist Tries to “Take Back” an Artifact for Africa from the Louvre Museum

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Not the Bee:

Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza had a buddy film himself attempting to steal an artifact from the Louvre Museum! The purpose? To reclaim the sculpture for Africa, from where it was originally stolen.

One problem: The sculpture isn’t from Africa. It’s an 18th-century Indonesian sculpture.

01 Feb 2013

Prank Photo From the Louvre, Banned on Facebook

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Four women playfully strip in emulation of Jean-Baptiste Regnault‘s Les Trois Grâces, (1799) in the Louvre.

This photo turned up yesterday on the feed of one of my European correspondents on Facebook. I was curious, and when I looked into into its background, I found the picture first appeared a year ago, also on Facebook, from which it was promptly removed on grounds of allegedly violating FB’s “community standards.”

The original poster (possibly the photographer?), one Jim Harris, responded indignantly to FB’s censorship on HuffPo.

02 Apr 2007

Yale May Build Art Center in Abu Dhabi

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Yale University may join the Louvre and the Guggenheim by opening an Arts Institute in Abu Dhabi.

The Oldest College Daily reports that

The University aims to make a final decision by June, Yale President Richard Levin said.

Over at National Review, Michael Rubin is trying to mau mau Yale over all this. Apparently the University of Connecticut canceled some sort of plans for a satellite campus in Dubai, so Yale should fall into line with the Israeli lobby, too, Rubin hints darkly.

Glenn Reynolds unfortunately seems to have swallowed his nonsense.

Let’s see now, we can’t discriminate against Muslims on our airlines, but we cannot allow companies from friendly Islamic countries to purchase port facilities in the United States, and we also should not be exporting fine arts education to them, either. Ridiculous.

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