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  • Winston Churchill: Journey through the life of the 'greatest Briton'

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one politician's death — and extending the recognition to a whole year, across an entire nation — might seem excessive. Unless that politician is Winston Churchill, and the nation is Britain. "Our...
  • Norton Simon dealt setback in Nazi-looted art case

    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Norton Simon Museum on Tuesday by refusing to review a legal ruling that has jeopardized its hold on paintings of Adam and Eve from the 1500s that have been among its most prized masterpieces. The Pasadena...
  • Stars light up 19th century quilt exhibit at Kemerer Museum in Bethlehem

    Stars light up 19th century quilt exhibit at Kemerer Museum in Bethlehem
    In the mid-1800s, stars were more than just sparkling lights in the sky — they were symbols of faith, hope and the heavens. A celestial inspiration, stars, including the Star of Bethlehem, became a common motif for quilts in the mid-19th century....
  • Central Illinois Jazz Festival in Decatur leads Midwest events

    Illinois Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Central Illinois Jazz Festival, Decatur. This is the 40th year of the festival and Juvae Jazz Society's 20th anniversary. Enjoy a variety of professional performers at different venues in the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel....
  • Dale Kennington opens Mennello's yearlong look at art by Southern women

     Dale Kennington opens Mennello's yearlong look at art by Southern women
    The Mennello Museum of American Art opens its yearlong "Storytellers of the South: Voices of Women" series of exhibitions next week with "Real Lives: Observations and Reflections by Dale Kennington." Born in Savannah, Ga., in 1935, Kennington has...
  • LACMA's 50th anniversary party starts early with major donations

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced major gifts of art from two of its trustees — the first wave of donations timed to the museum's 50th anniversary in April. A gift from Jane and Marc Nathanson consists of eight works of modern and...
  • Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson

    Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson
    It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early-childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the self-...
  • New museum exhibit goes inside the brain

    New museum exhibit goes inside the brain
    A new traveling exhibit at Museum of Discovery and Science promises to get you thinking. "BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head" will run from Jan. 23 through May 3 at the Fort Lauderdale museum, 401 SW Second St. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit shows the...
  • George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through

    George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through
    George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars"...
  • Too late to save Newport News-built carrier from scrap heap?

    Too late to save Newport News-built carrier from scrap heap?
    A California group wants the Navy to reverse course on the Ranger, a Newport News-built aircraft carrier that proved itself in battle, starred in Hollywood and is now destined for the scrap yard. Top Gun Super Carrier of Long Beach Inc. has secured...
  • Now you see it: 'Surrealism and Magic' at Boca Raton Museum of Art

    Now you see it: 'Surrealism and Magic' at Boca Raton Museum of Art
    For its new show, "Surrealism and Magic," the Boca Raton Museum of Art examines how Andre Breton, Salvador Dali and other icons of the surrealist movement were obsessed with magic and the occult. The show's 115 artworks and objects include a library of...