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The Best Museums In NYC

Screw the Smithsonian, the Louvre, the Prado and the Uffizi Gallery. The best museums in the world are right here in NYC, and there are about a million of them, boasting everything from 13th century folk art to curious sex positions and embalmed baby kittens. Show More Summary

As Paris tourists have picnics, more and more rats are seen at the Jardin des Tuileries

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

On a summer's day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city's Tuileries garden. It's a picture perfect scene, a stone's throw from the famous Louvre museum, with just one drawback -- the rats. Look carefully and they are not difficult to spot, scuttling across the lawns or along hedges in broad daylight. Show More Summary

Gardens at the Louvre Museum Are Infested With Parisian Rats

Ah, Paris. It's a city of light, a city of love... and a city of rats. Trash left by picnickers in the Louvre Museum's gardens have attracted hundreds of the pesky rodents. Some have grown so bold that they run onto the grass duringShow More Summary

Louvre's Posh Garden Clogged With Rats

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site. The hot weather in Paris has brought out many picnicking visitors, whose garbage left in the garden is...

The Gardens Outside the Louvre Are Crawling With Large Rats

Ah, Paris. City of light. City of love. City of rats. Read more...

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

PARIS — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

Rat rampage at Paris' Louvre garden scares les touristes

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

20 Louvre Paintings Not to Miss

With 9.2 million visitors in 2013, the Louvre was the most frequently visited art museum in the world. Although the Louvre collection consists of some 38,000 objects from prehistory through the 19th century, visitors primarily come to see the renowned collection of Louvre paintings in this 100 acre (40 hectare) art museum. Paolo Uccello. Show More Summary

Artist Hilariously Censors The Louvre's Nude Statues For Facebook (SFW!)

It's no secret that Facebook is more than a bit priggish when it comes to displaying genitalia, whether on an actual human being or a Baroque marble sculpture. That's right, a 17th century marble penis is still a penis in the eyes of...Show More Summary

Lady Gaga Shows Off Her Beard At The Louvre

Lady Gaga has never been afraid of a little androgyny. In fact, when she exploded onto the scene, she pretty much shrugged off rumors that she was a hermaphrodite. In fact, in an interview with Barbara Walters, Gaga simply mentioned that the rumor was false and went on to say she was more upset about

Louvre, Eiffel Tower targeted by Islamic terrorist, reports Le Parisien

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The Musée du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and at least one other popular cultural destination in France were the targets of an Islamic terrorist who was arrested in June 2013 before carrying out the attacks, according to reports this week in the daily Le Parisien.

French Police Foil Plot to Bomb Louvre, Eiffel Tower

French police announced Wednesday that an extensive investigation into an Algerian butcher in southern France revealed a plot involving Al Qaeda to bomb notable landmarks in the French capital, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, as well as nuclear power plants. Show More Summary

Thursday Links: Art Shopping at the Louvre

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_67612" align="alignleft" width="629"] A cat wearing Google Glass, Courtesy Scorpion Dagger[/caption] 80% of French museums have no idea what is or isn’t in their collections. So if you find yourself around the Louvre, borrow a painting or two. Show More Summary

FRANCE FOILS TERROR PLOT TARGETING EIFFEL TOWER, THE LOUVRE & A NUKE PLANT

France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. Click here to read the story.

French jihadist was targetting Eiffel Tower, Louvre: report

The 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent, only identified as Ali M., exchanged sinister plans with a 'senior member' of al-Qaeda for a year before his electronic messages were intercepted by France’s intelligence services, France24 reported.

The Elite's Politics Are Squelching Everyone Else's Right to Culture

In the 1790s, in the wake of the French Revolution, the art collection of the Louvre was opened to the masses. For the first time in human history the people had won the right to enjoy and be enriched by a part of the high culture that had always been the preserve of a thin elite. Show More Summary

The Louvre’s Winged Victory of Samothrace Is Back

After almost a year away from its majestic pedestal on top of the Louvre’s Daru staircase, the 2,200-year-old Winged Victory of Samothrace is back: cleaner, whiter and more complete.

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