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  • NCC play about art to be performed at Allentown Art Museum

    It seems fitting that "Red," a play about art and an artist, should be performed at Allentown Art Museum. John Logan's Tony Award-winning play about painter Mark Rothko will be presented by the Northampton Community College Theater Department Thursday,...
  • National preservation trust tabs Southwest Museum a national treasure

    National preservation trust tabs Southwest Museum a national treasure
    After more than a decade of discord over the fate of the Southwest Museum, one of L.A.’s oldest, most distinctive but most underused cultural sites, America’s leading private historic preservation group is stepping in to help devise a workable...
  • 'Death Becomes Her': How mourning dress has influenced fashion, even today

    An invite to a recent Twelfth Night Gala in Pittsburgh had an unusual theme the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV and an equally unorthodox dress code: funereal cocktail chic. Funeral fashions? That might sound strange, or even morbid. But...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences with...
  • Hartford Library Hosting 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch

    Hartford Library Hosting 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...
  • Supreme Court won't take up fight over ownership of looted art at Norton Simon Museum

    A New York woman who has been fighting for years over ownership of two Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis during World War II won a legal round this week when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant a hearing on a Southern California museum's...
  • Man injured after jumping from 2nd floor at Art Institute

    Man injured after jumping from 2nd floor at Art Institute
    A man was critically injured after he jumped from a second floor inside the Art Institute of Chicago in a possible suicide attempt, officials said. The incident happened at 12:37 p.m. when a man in his 30s jumped from the second floor of the cafe...
  • Google Glass, apps and interactive exhibits change the museum-going experience

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Looking at a painting no longer means simply looking at a painting. As I walked through the Keith Haring exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco recently, a borrowed pair of Google Glass perched on my nose, the virtual docent...
  • Exhibit confronts issue of race in the U.S.

     Exhibit confronts issue of race in the U.S.
    The exhibit on race at the Holocaust Museum in Skokie tackles the topic from biological, cultural and historical points of view, but it's something Evanston resident Ann Stewart said she lives every day. "I think it's hard to be a black person in the...
  • Sake expert educates Morikami Museum festival goers

    Sake expert educates Morikami Museum festival goers
    In celebration of the new year, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens broke out some of the best spirits found in South Florida. At its Oshogatsu Festival, VIP ticket holders sampled top-shelf sake and craft beer. "Sake is ingrained in Japanese...
  • Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library

    Emanuel to unveil ordinance transferring parkland for Obama library
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday will introduce an ordinance to transfer at least 20 acres of public parkland to the city if President Barack Obama decides to build his library and museum in either Washington Park or Jackson Park on the South Side,...