Banksy exhibit opens in Milan on heels of auction stunt
MILAN (AP) — The MUDEC museum in Milan is hosting the first exhibit of street-artist Banksy’s works in an Italian public museum, just weeks after the artist grabbed international attention by partially shredding one of his works at a London auction.
Curator Gianni Mercurio said Tuesday ...
Scorsese feted at MoMA by friends De Niro, DiCaprio, Hill
NEW YORK (AP) — Many young boys grow up with superheroes adorning their walls. Jonah Hill grew up with a picture of Martin Scorsese on his.
The actor related the poignant anecdote at a star-studded benefit Monday evening at the Museum of Modern Art, honoring the celebrated director both ...
Plans to expand Detroit’s Motown Museum get $500,000 boost
DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum’s expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost.
The grant from the DTE Energy Foundation was announced Monday by Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of the museum . The money ...
‘Picasso’ found under tree in Romania appears to be hoax
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank.
Mira Feticu said an anonymous tip led her to the picture — supposedly Picasso’s Tete ...
Vatican hosts Russian art, icons from Tretyakov Gallery
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is hosting an unprecedented exhibition of Russian fine art, bringing treasures from Moscow’s famed Tretyakov Gallery to Rome following a sold-out exhibit of Vatican works at the state museum two years ago.
The Tretyakov is loaning some of its most important ...
2 Pennsylvania students among latest Rhodes scholars
Two students from Pennsylvania, Harvard senior Brittany Ellis and University of Pennsylvania senior Anea Moore, are among the latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars heading to Oxford University in England next fall.
“I’m still in a bit of shock, trying to process different emotions,” said ...
Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania.
Four Romanians were convicted in the 2012 heist of Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin” and six other valuable ...
Nevada Museum of Art to launch $1.5M space balloon
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A museum in Nevada says it is about to send a diamond-shaped sculpture into space that will be visible to the naked eye at night.
The Nevada Museum of Art’s $1.5 million project will launch Monday from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Reno Gazette Journal
Outdoor climbing structures among children’s museum plans
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Custom-designed outdoor climbing structures are among plans for improvements at the Children’s Museum in downtown Lincoln.
A science center also was included in the plans shared with the Nebraska Capitol Environs Commission earlier this week. The museum sits in the ...
Wyoming museum’s video series focuses on firearms’ history
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming State Museum is launching a video series to teach people about firearms from the museum’s collection.
The first two videos in the “Firearms Friday” series were posted this week on the museum’s YouTube
Exhibit features women video game developers, executives
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A new museum exhibit explores the stories of trailblazing women in the video game industry.
“Women in Games” at The Strong Museum in Rochester also features video game design documents and iconic female game characters. It invites visitors to explore whether ...
2 paintings belonging to LOVE artist sold at auction
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating island home off the Maine coast.
Christie’s Auction House sold the ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe’s Georgia O’Keeffe Museum sold two paintings for more than $19.5 million.
The Albuquerque Journal reports “A Street,” from 1926, and 1928′s “Calla Lilies on ...
FDR site hosting showcase featuring veteran artists, writers
HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — An annual event showcasing artwork, crafts, and performances by active duty military members and veterans is being held at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum.
The sixth annual Veteran Arts Showcase is being held Friday evening through Sunday at the FDR site ...
Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Advocates for Abraham Lincoln’s museum pleaded with Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to use state funds to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether one of the relics — a stovepipe hat — actually belonged to the 16th ...
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The Latest: Rauner wants figures on Lincoln-artifact debt
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois General Assembly’s fall session (all times local):
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office says it supports a “vibrant” Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum but wants more information before committing state money toward $9 ...
MOUNDVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The recent recovery of three Native American artifacts stolen nearly 40 years ago could be the thread that unravels the mystery of the greatest antiquities theft in this part of the world.
Hundreds of pottery vessels, bottles, bowls, ornaments and jewelry items were ...
Symposium will explore the life, legacy of Pocahontas
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Indian tribal leaders will join nationally renowned scholars for a symposium on the life, legend and legacy of Pocahontas.
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture will host the half-day symposium Wednesday afternoon.
Panelists will lead discussions ...
Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday.
Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as ...
After $30 million overhaul, Soldiers Memorial reopened
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A memorial to St. Louis area service members who have died in war was mostly neglected and ignored for years — but not anymore.
The memorial, which was erected in 1936 and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, has undergone a two-year, $30 million renovation that ...
Rally in DC will seek preservation of tribe’s reservation
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — Native American leaders will march in Washington, D.C., to support a Massachusetts tribe’s bid to protect its reservation lands.
The Mashpee Wampanoag (MASH’-pee WAHM’-puh-nawg) tribe says Native American leaders from across the country on Wednesday will walk from the ...
Panel discussion on supercarriers coming to Ford museum
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A panel discussion on U.S. supercarriers will be held at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.
Tuesday’s program will feature the documentary “Building Integrity, Building Ford,” which looks at the technology used in the newest class of aircraft ...
Upstate NY museum exhibiting rare page from Gutenberg Bible
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York museum known for its fine arts collection is displaying two copies of late 15th century German books and a rare page from the Gutenberg Bible.
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls says the page from ...
Jon Batiste headlines event for New Orleans Jazz Museum
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — “Late Show” bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum.
The Dec. 8 event takes place at the Jazz Museum which is in the old U.S. Mint at the edge of the city’s historic French Quarter.
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Service at Mississippi history museums honors US veterans
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq has helped Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and the adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard lay a red, white and blue wreath to honor military veterans.
Donna Bagwell of Pontotoc said it was a privilege to take part in ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The nation’s newly dedicated veterans’ museum is offering a panel discussion to mark Veterans Day weekend.
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum says Sunday’s event will feature five veterans with different perspectives on military service.
Panelists include ...
Exhibit offers portraits of mummified ancient Egyptians
BALTIMORE (AP) — A team of researchers is giving the world a chance to see the faces of two Egyptian women who walked the earth about 2,300 years ago.
The Baltimore Sun reports that detailed portraits based on mummified remains form the core of “Who Am I? Remembering the Dead Through ...
Self-taught artist displays folk style at Casper museum
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Color fills the gallery, where faces peer from portraits covering the walls almost from top to bottom. Sculptures crowd the center of the space at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Figures wrapped in twine suspend from the ceiling, while characters made of bowling pins perch along a ...
NEW YORK (AP) — There is now a museum for pizza lovers everywhere that’s popped-up in arguably America’s pizza capital, New York City.
The Museum of Pizza is dedicated to all things cheese and sauce, but there’s more to it than meets the ...
Hold the Cheese: pizza museum is serious art
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Museum offers free admission to veterans after criticism
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Ohio won’t charge U.S. military veterans admission following public criticism of earlier plans to have them pay entrance fees.
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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is launching an exhibition on themes of displacement and survival as it honors its annual book award winners.
The museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn holds the
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — World War I ended 100 years ago, but Saginaw County’s connection to the Great War lives on.
“On the Home Front” is the latest exhibit at the Castle Museum in downtown Saginaw, and it is meant to show how the war affected the county a century ago.
“November 11 ...
Boot Hill Museum opens time capsule, plans another
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City unearthed some of its past as officials turn toward the future.
A time capsule buried at the museum in 1972 was unearthed Thursday as part of a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion project at the museum.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Up to $10 million in local hotel tax revenue can be used to help build a museum to the 49 victims of a massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.
Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved payments over three years to a foundation dedicated to building a museum ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The former owner of the Carolina Panthers is giving The International African American Museum in South Carolina $5 million.
The museum said in a news release that Jerry and Rosalind Richardson are making the largest donation from individuals so far for the museum, ...
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Sheep eyeball juice. Bull testicles. Maggot-infested cheese. American root beer.
These are among the items considered palatable or even regarded as delicacies in some cultures that the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden is serving up.
The temporary museum, ...
Leading museums in New York and San Francisco swap leaders
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have effectively swapped chief executives.
Thomas P. Campbell, former director and chief executive of the Met, has been named the new leader of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The ...
From packaging to clothing to cigarette butts, more and more everyday items that once were destined for landfills are being recycled, composted or upcycled in creative ways. Many of the new products made from waste are finding their way onto runways and into design museums and ...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will allocate $1.9 million to a Queens museum dedicated to jazz legend Louis Armstrong in order to renovate the neighboring property.
Selma Heraldo was a neighbor of Louis and Lucille Armstrong. She regularly attended events at the Louis Armstrong House Museum ...
Construction to resume on Oklahoma American Indian museum
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Construction is expected to resume in January on the long-delayed American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.
Blake Wade, CEO of the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority that is building the museum, tells
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Field Museum plans to revamp its Native American exhibits with the help of American Indians over the next three years.
Museum president Richard Lariviere
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the reopening ceremony of the Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war ...
WW2 Museum joins New Orleans library museum pass program
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum has joined the New Orleans Public Library ’s museum pass program.
It’s the fourth museum to do so, allowing anyone with a library card to check out a ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Step lightly between two facing mirrors at a first-of-its-kind museum honoring and celebrating the experiences of military veterans, and it takes your breath away. Behind and in front of you, as far as the eye can see, are folded flags.
You are standing midstream ...
POLLOCK, La. (AP) — An LSU AgCenter facility is getting ready to host a traveling exhibit called Water/Ways, from the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program.
Director Christine Bergeron says it’s the first such exhibit for the
PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native American culture.
The little-known intersection of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists and Inuit people in the ...