LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University college said Friday that it would return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month, making it the first U.K. institution to hand back one of the artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are preparing now to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 in anticipation of the federal government authorizing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for that age group, Gov.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has reinstalled a Native American art exhibit that was vandalized in September.
Museum officials announced Wednesday that the exhibit, “Native Hosts” by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, is back in front of the museum, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on its word.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont museum could buy its long-time home in a former railroad depot from the town that owns it.
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center could soon own Union Station, constructed in 1915, which it has leased from the town for $1-a-year for decades.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tickets will soon be available for people who want to see portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama in Atlanta.
The High Museum of Art is set to host the portraits as part of a five-city tour organized by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
DETROIT (AP) — An exhibit that advances the narrative of Black men through art, photographs and stories is coming to Detroit.
The public opening of the “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” exhibition is scheduled Sunday at the Charles H.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Museum is presenting programs every Thursday this month to go with an exhibit about “The Negro Motorist Green Book” — the guidebook that sparked the Oscar-winning movie “Green Book.”
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entry to two Mississippi history museums is free Wednesday to mark the birthday of the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, known for saying she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Mexican museums have opened a massive show this week of 1,525 pre-Hispanic and historical artifacts, more than half of which were recovered from abroad.
Mexico has long had a problem with collectors or traffickers taking artifacts out of the country, even though that has been illegal since 1972.
ROME (AP) — Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which went missing for nearly 23 years after its theft from an Italian museum, will star in an exhibit about the Austrian artist that is opening this month at a Rome museum.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The statues of chained men, women and children stick hauntingly out of sand as simulated waves crash overhead, a symbol to the estimated two million people for whom the slave trade ended in a watery grave in the Atlantic Ocean.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A stolen panel from a Native American art installation at the University of Kansas has been recovered, just weeks after other panels in the exhibit were vandalized, police said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has wanted to open a museum dedicated to films and filmmaking for nearly as long as its members have been making movies with sound and handing out Oscars.
MILAN (AP) — Italy's Uffizi, the Florence museum that houses some of the Western world’s most famous art, is expanding its collection of self-portraits with works by comic book artists in an effort to broaden its audience, museum director Eike Schmidt said Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish artist who was was given a pile of money by a museum with which to create a piece of artwork, submitted two empty canvases — titled “Take the Money and Run.”
Jens Haaning was given the equivalent of nearly $84,000 in Danish kroner and euro bank notes by the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — As COVID-19 lockdowns ease and borders reopen, there is a gathering at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum of people from around Europe, depicted in more than 100 Renaissance portraits.
The Dutch national museum's new exhibition “Remember Me,” covers the century 1470-1570 and features portraits from across the continent by masters including Albrecht Duerer, Hans Holbein and Titian that underscore humanity's enduring desire to be remembered.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts soon will be welcoming school field trips for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020.
Admission and bus transportation is free for all K-12 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 59-year-old man, described as an “incorrigible and calculating criminal” was convicted Friday of stealing a painting by Vincent van Gogh and another by Frans Hals from two Dutch museums last year, and sentenced to the maximum eight years in prison.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two of the world’s most important art museums, the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi Galleries, joined forces for the first time on Friday to inaugurate a small exhibit of rarely seen works by two Renaissance masters that confirmed a painting long suspected of being by Raphael was indeed his work.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case.
(RNS) — The pew from a church where Black people once were relegated to the balcony.
A pair of stained-glass windows honoring Confederate generals that were removed from Washington National Cathedral.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq.
MILAN (AP) — Milan is once again basking in the joy of snarled traffic for Milan Fashion Week, a sneak peek at what real normalcy might look like one day.
Health passes are being checked at the door of in-person shows and presentations, giving a sense of security to events that not so long ago were held with shoulder-to-shoulder seating.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president called on Germans to face the country's cruel colonial past as he opened a new museum in the capital's center that will be home to two of Berlin’s state museums.
The Ethnological Museum and the Museum for Asian Art both contain artifacts that were looted from countries in Africa and elsewhere.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for visitors on Saturday.
Founded in 1991, the Memphis-based museum chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery to present day.
TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — This summer, it was Leonardo DiCaprio. Then it was Green Day. A tiny museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicated to a movie classic and run by an entertainer, is drawing big names in the Heartland.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana auto museum has received a $500,000 grant for improvements that will include replacing a leaky roof that now requires more than 80 buckets to catch leaks throughout its third floor.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana tourism body is shopping around its collection of John Dillinger memorabilia.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is considering unloading the artifacts, including a photo of the 1930s gangster's lifeless face, one of his submachine guns and his original tombstone from Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An interactive exhibit in Mississippi prompts visitors to speak aloud the names of people who were killed in acts of racist violence in the United States during the civil rights era — incantations in a darkened room to honor some 150 men, women and children whose lives were cut short.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year.
The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to the English colony of Plymouth and local indigenous tribes is opening a new exhibit to mark the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving.
The Plimoth Patuxet Museums said the exhibit entitled “We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday" will open Sept.
LYNDON, Vt. (AP) —
An open house and fly-in event is being held at the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndon on Saturday to showcase a refurberished building that will become the Vermont Aviation Museum and Flying School.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Archeologists are analyzing pieces of pottery, nails and glass found at Pope's Tavern, an inn and stagecoach stop for travelers dating back to the early 1800s before Alabama achieved statehood.
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Museum on Cape Cod is showcasing a rocking chair from the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York favored by the late president.
The museum in Hyannis, where the Kennedy's famous summer compound is located, opened an exhibit on the chair earlier this month.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of employees of the Art Institute of Chicago rallied this week in support of a move to start a union at one of the country's largest art museums.
Organizers hope the museum will voluntarily recognize the union if enough employees sign signature cards in support, avoiding a formal vote.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 9/11 museum in New York City is backing off uncommon restrictions on researchers after complaints that the institution was stifling scholarship.
NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly six years, Andrea Haberman’s ashen and damaged wallet lay mostly untouched in a drawer at her parents' Wisconsin home, along with a partly melted cell phone, her driver's license, credit cards, checkbook and house keys.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic state senator has demanded an explanation after an exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was removed from the state Capitol following Republican complaints.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama and The Poor People's Campaign have been chosen to receive Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee.
The museum said Wednesday that Obama and campaign's two leaders, the Rev.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exhibition at a Polish state museum that opened Friday features the works of provocative artists in what organizers describe as a celebration of free speech, and a challenge to political correctness and “cancel culture” on the political left.
BETHEL, Maine (AP) — A Maine museum will play host to a chunk of rock it said is the largest intact Mars rock on Earth.
The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum said the specimen weighs 32 pounds (15 kilograms) and is about 10 inches (25 centimeters) at its longest point.
BERLIN (AP) — A new show examining how some of the Nazis' favorite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany is set to open in Berlin this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new film reveals and renews the tensions that went into creating the Sept. 11 museum beneath the memorial waterfalls and reflecting pool at the World Trade Center.
Unhappy museum officials have objected and sought changes to “The Outsider,” a documentary being released this week that reveals conflicting visions behind the New York landmark, which opened in 2014.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An Indiana man with a collection of rare bourbon is teaming up with the Kentucky Derby Museum to raffle it off in an effort to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier stashed six decades worth of memorabilia in closets and cabinets, scattered between his office, his home and his nearby beach house. Jerseys and cleats. Helmets and visors.
BOSTON (AP) — Several Boston museums and other attractions are bringing back indoor mask requirements in line with updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention in response to a surge in cases caused by the coronavirus delta variant.
ROME (AP) — Pompeii's archaeological park is offering free swab tests, the Vatican Museums posted refund instructions and tourists whipped out smart phones to show QR codes along with admission tickets Friday as a new COVID-19 certification rule took effect in Italy as part of the government's plan to rein in a summer surge in infections.