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Cleveland museum, closed for renovation, to tour art worldwide

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Museum of Art, closed for renovation and expansion, Thursday announced plans for a worldwide tour of some of its top paintings and sculpture.

Over the next four years, the museum will mount six exhibitions that will visit more than 12 museums in North America, Europe and Asia.

The tour begins May 26 with an exhibit of 60 acclaimed European paintings and sculptures at the Beijing World Art Museum.

The exhibit later heads to Japan, South Korea and Canada.

Other tour locations include the National Museum of Bavaria, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Frick Collection in New York City and the First Art Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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