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  • Baghdad's National Museum of Iraq reopens in rebuke to Islamic State

    Baghdad's National Museum of Iraq reopens in rebuke to Islamic State
    The National Museum of Iraq, shuttered 12 years ago in the wake of the country's invasion by U.S.-led troops, has reopened in Baghdad. According to the BBC, the opening date was moved up to Saturday in direct response to a statue-smashing propaganda video...
  • 500-year-old Allentown Art Museum paintings inspire new works by artists

    500-year-old Allentown Art Museum paintings inspire new works by artists
    We learn a great deal from the past. Looking backward often means gaining insight into what lies ahead — something especially true for artists. Like science, artistic achievement is built on the foundations of our predecessors. Just like there...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley
    DAY TRIPPIN' •911 Museum, Zabar's, free time in New York, April 8. $65. Lehigh Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Rosie, 610-966-3367. •Octoberfest, Platzi Brauhaus, Oct. 15. $92. Lights and Flowers, tour of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens, Dec. 1....
  • Getty Trust chief: Islamic State attack on Iraq museum 'heartbreaking'

    To the editor: The tragic destruction of antiquities at the museum in Mosul, Iraq, demands our outrage. As civilized people, we can't allow the destruction of the world's cultural heritage by a small group of fanatics. ("Islamic State says it destroyed...
  • 15 years on, museum where slaves landed taking form

    A tranquil spot on the Cooper River in Charleston is a place of memory, much like New York's Ellis Island or Angel Island in San Francisco. But those islands were beacons for millions who sought a better life in America. Gadsden's Wharf which once...
  • Volunteers keep Warrick County Museum running

    A late-1930s wedding dress came into the Warrick County Museum about a month ago, and the volunteers fluttered around the white material. One person tried to figure out how it would be displayed. Another looked at the material from which the dress was...
  • NYC ID program starts off with a bang

    A municipal ID program that city officials thought would draw a few hundred thousand people in its first year has been much more popular than anticipated, with New Yorkers waiting hours in line and months for appointments to register. City officials have...
  • Rare works from a Renaissance master

    In any ranking of American art museums, the College of William and Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art is far from the largest, oldest or best-endowed. But that hasn't stopped it from playing big — and doing so with a kind of ambition and success...
  • Laguna Art Museum's 'California Printmakers' showcases inventive process

     Laguna Art Museum's 'California Printmakers' showcases inventive process
    One image feels like confrontation: In Dirk Hagner's woodcut on washi paper, the Austrian painter Egon Schiele appears in stark form — the point of the eyes, the fault lines in the face, the hands entrenched in pockets and a deep shadow running...
  • Social Scene: Food and Wine Festival a Bacchus affair at Virginia Living Museum

    The Virginia Living Museum's 11th Annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival was a sold-out event for 2015. The Feb. 6 festival raised $73,072 and had more than 650 people attend, said museum spokeswoman Virginia Gabriele. The funds support science...
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences opens branch in rural region

    A state science museum is setting up a smaller version of itself in a small North Carolina community to see if it attracts interested visitors. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/1zrI8MP) that the North Carolina Museum of Natural...