Museums

May 16, 2019 - 9:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis has reached its goal of raising $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home. The museum announced Wednesday that it met a deadline for the fundraising effort. The museum's founder...
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Joan Collins attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 07, 2019 - 2:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner through the majestic halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Joan Collins had just swept in, channeling her famous "Dynasty" character, Alexis, in a tiered gown of fluffy...
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Lady Gaga attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 06, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Met Gala kicked off Monday at its campiest best, with Lady Gaga working the pink carpet to its fullest, in long golden eyelashes and a huge fuchsia dress, then peeling off layer after layer until she was down to a bra, panties and fishnet stockings. Brandon Maxwell, who created...
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Fashion designs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala exhibit, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," are unveiled at a press preview, Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 06, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga. What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate sense of camp — the aesthetic that's being celebrated in the new fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, "Camp: Notes on Fashion."...
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This Thursday, May 2, 2019 photo, shows a recreation of mobster Al Capone's 1929 cell at the Eastern State Penitentiary, which is now a museum in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 02, 2019 - 1:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When mobster Al Capone was jailed in Philadelphia in 1929, one newspaper portrayed his cell as a luxurious lockup, adorned with richly colored oriental rugs, polished wood furniture and other trappings the mob boss told the reporter were "very comfortable." The Eastern State...
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May 01, 2019 - 10:20 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame is ready to honor a new group of games for their impact on the industry and pop culture over time. The class of 2019 will be inducted Thursday morning at The Strong museum in Rochester, where the hall of fame is housed. Officials announced...
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In this Monday, April 29, 2019 photo, an election campaign poster of the German Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), AfD, party displayed at a road in Berlin, Germany. The poster for the European Parliament elections shows the painting 'Slave Market' from 1866 by the french artist Jean-Leon Gerome. The US museum 'The Clark Art Insitiute' in Williamstown, MA, owner of the painting, has asked the German far right party AfD not to use the picture any more. Top slogan reads 'So that Germany does not become an 'Eurabia'!. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 30, 2019 - 1:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — An American art museum is demanding that a German far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, in a campaign poster for the European elections. "We are strongly opposed to the use of this work to advance any political agenda," Olivier...
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April 27, 2019 - 4:48 am
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Handwritten notes and family photographs belonging to Lucille Ball will be digitally preserved as part of a new project being undertaken by the National Comedy Center in the late actress's hometown. The center in western New York announced plans Friday to digitize the...
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The 1915 painting "Port of La Rochelle" by Paul Signac, stolen from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, France last year, is seen at a briefing in Ukraine's Interior Ministry in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
April 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum. Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of...
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This 2018 photo provided by the University of New Hampshire shows a ground nesting bee pollinating a flower in New Hampshire. The species is one of 14 declining wild bee species identified in a study published in April 2019 by researchers at the university. The new study has found that more than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating fruits and vegetables across New England are on the decline. (University of New Hampshire/Molly Jacobson via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 8:25 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and...
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