Museums

November 12, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton is loaning some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. The items include a Society of the Cincinnati Eagle insignia worn and owned by Hamilton and a gold mourning ring — featuring a lock of his hair set under a...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency, SANA, people attend the reopening ceremony for Syria's National Museum, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the Sunday reopening ceremony in the heart of Damascus more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country's civil war encroached on the capital. (SANA via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 7:59 pm
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...
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A pair of Yup'ik masks are displayed at right, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, as curator Sean Mooney shows the very same masks being worn by their creator, an Alaskan Shaman name Agyatciaq while holding his son Robert, in portraits taken in 1906. Nearly 64 years after his death, French artist Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at the Heard Museum dedicated to Native culture. The little known intersection of one of the 20th century's greatest artists and the Inuit people is at the heart of a show opening Monday at the Heard Museum. "Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit" will feature Matisse portraits, which have not been displayed in the U.S., and masks made by Alaskan Natives who influenced Matisse. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 27, 2018 - 11:02 am
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 culture. The little-known intersection of one of the 20th century's greatest artists and the Inuit people is at the heart of a...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing brushes away sediment to examine fossils recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation, led by Xu, begun after construction crews erecting new apartment buildings accidentally uncovered dinosaur bones and other fossils, dating back 100 million years. (AP Photo/Christina Larson)
October 25, 2018 - 12:58 am
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by...
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October 22, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington's $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls. Now the museum has been forced to admit a...
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Albert Stankowski, director of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum, stands in front of the former hospital that will house the museum which is under creation and scheduled to open in 2023, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday Oct. 19, 2018. The project, first announced earlier this year, took a key step forward on Friday when Stankowski and a government official signed an agreement on a 30-year lease for the buildings that will house the museum. (AP Photo/Vanessa Gera)
October 19, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within...
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Equipement for analyzing the painting's condition is seen next to Rembrandt's Night Watch, which will be restored next year in the public eye in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 16, 2018 - 2:53 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn's Golden Age masterpiece The Night Watch is getting a makeover. Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum announced Tuesday that it will restore its most famous painting, starting next year in a project that will be open to the public and viewable online. Rijksmusem General...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, actress and singer Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Star Is Born" in London. Next year's Met Gala theme will be 'camp,' organizers revealed Tuesday, Oct. 9. It's a shift in tone and content from this year's meditation on Catholicism. The celebrity co-chairs will include Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles, along with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 9:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that "Camp: Notes on Fashion" will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, workers finish exhibits at the Cannabition cannabis museum in Las Vegas. The museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana buds is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 20, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo, shows moon rocks encased in acrylic and mounted on a wooden plaque at the Clark Planetarium, in Salt Lake City. A former NASA investigator who has spent more than a decade tracking missing moon rocks is closing in on his goal of finding all 50 lunar samples gifted to U.S. states after Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. In recent weeks, two more of the moon rocks that dropped off the radar after the 1969 Apollo 11 mission have been located in Louisiana and Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 12, 2018 - 1:30 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the...
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