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  • Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder

    Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder
    A cultural center, a city park and even some beaches are among the potential sites that could be named in honor of Margaret Burroughs, the co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History. And the longstanding request to rename 31st Street...
  • Connecticut's Delightful, Quirky Museums

    Let's say you are not terribly interested in old woodworking planes, radios, locks or clocks. But step into a museum devoted to such collections and you almost can't help being drawn to them. The sheer diversity in similar objects reveals the human...
  • Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold

    The curators of an Amsterdam museum that has hosted an exhibition of Crimean gold since February probably never anticipated the tumultuous events that have complicated the return of the borrowed artifacts. Four of the five museums from which the...
  • Art abounds in Winter Park

    Art abounds in Winter Park
    Very few small cities can boast of having 3 1/2 fine-arts museums within a few blocks of each other. Winter Park has the world famous Morse Museum of American Art (445 N Park Ave.) with its large Louis Comfort Tiffany collection; the Albin Polasek...
  • Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot

    Most Chicagoans OK with Lucas museum spot
    Much has been made of Mayor Rahm Emanuel offering lakefront land to "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a museum and the pushback from open-space advocates opposed to the site, but a Chicago Tribune poll found that many city voters don't think it matters...
  • History meets modern at revamped College Football Hall of Fame

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A new museum in Atlanta honoring the greatest U.S. college football players features interactive video exhibits alongside vintage trophies and jerseys from some of the sport's most defining moments. The College Football Hall of Fame...
  • Scotland has Nessie ... does Hampton Roads have Chessie?

    Scotland has Nessie ... does Hampton Roads have Chessie?
    Scotland has Nessie, the Adirondack State Park has Champ … does Hampton Roads have Chessie? For decades, Virginians reported a snake-like “sea monster” swimming in the Chesapeake Bay or its tributaries. As elusive as the Loch Ness...
  • Round-Up: Gaza video game, Ferguson's architecture, L.A. art hotbed

    Round-Up: Gaza video game, Ferguson's architecture, L.A. art hotbed
    Ancient cave murals in India getting some needed cleanings, the architecture of America in a time of strife, a video game inspired by Gaza, dating advice from Ovid and L.A., L.A., L.A. — it seems everyone wants a piece of us. This, along with a...
  • Air museum celebrates Aviation Day

    "Orville Wright" paid a visit to New England Air Museum as it celebrated National Aviation Day on Aug. 19. "My brother and I made engines," Wright said, gesturing to a four-cylinder motor in a glass case. "This is the oldest surviving one." Brian...
  • R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

    R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
    One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
  • Arts funding on the November ballot

    Arts funding on the November ballot
    This year, election day in Los Angeles County will be about arts funding as well as politics. Among the decisions voters will face on the Nov. 4 ballot is whether to absorb $23 in annual per-parcel property taxes over the next 30 years for...