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BRUSSELS (AP) – It’s probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn’t stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators scratching their heads.
BRUSSELS (AFP) – Belgium’s King Philippe visited the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Friday in a show of support for the Jewish community and the relatives of four people killed in a gun attack there in May. Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche, who had spent more than a year fighting with Islamic extremists in Syria, is awaiting […]
BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet, who organized a major exhibition in private homes and curated Germany’s Documenta art fair, died Thursday. He was 77. He died in a hospital in Ghent after a long illness, his family said. Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo said the Belgian art world “loses a father.” […]
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) – In today’s world of cruise ship travel, it is easy to forget how life-changing boarding a steamer once was. When young Sonia Pressman Fuentes stepped aboard the Westernland II ship in Antwerp with her family on April 20, 1934, it was the biggest leap she would ever take. “It made it […]