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  • Koi make a big splash with S. Florida fish fanciers

    Koi make a big splash with S. Florida fish fanciers
    South Florida's fish fanciers are hooked on koi. These graceful pond dwellers — symbols of good luck in Japan — thrive in this region for the same reasons as other transplanted residents do: the sunny days, warm water and the popularity of...
  • Struggling seaport museum appoints executive director

    The struggling South Street Seaport Museum has announced the appointment of an executive director. Capt. Jonathan Boulware takes over the organization as it opens a new season of programming at Pier 16 on Saturday. Boulware has served as the museum's...
  • De Montebello hopes to raise profile of Hispanic museum

    The former longtime head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is becoming board chairman of an Upper Manhattan museum devoted to art from Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Philippe de Montebello hopes to raise the profile of the 111-year-old Hispanic...
  • Chicago's Art Institute receives largest gift in its history

    The Art Institute of Chicago is receiving a major gift of contemporary art, including works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Jeff Koons. The museum said Wednesday that it is receiving 42 pieces from Chicago-based philanthropists...
  • Louisiana Children's Museum wins national award

    The Louisiana Children's Museum is among 10 museums and libraries from coast to coast being awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the national Institute of Museum and Library Services said Tuesday. The medal, to be presented May 18...
  • Time running out on watchmaker's museum in Connecticut

    Watchmaker Timex says it's time to close its museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. The company says Timexpo, which opened in May, 2001, will close on Sept. 30, a result of poor attendance. Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary tells the Republican-American newspaper...
  • Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

    Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany. Hungary's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Comey's remarks delivered last week at the...
  • Va. museum to unveil portrait of US President James Monroe

    A painting of the nation's fifth president is being unveiled at the James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg this weekend. The portrait will be on display Saturday at the museum in commemoration of Monroe's 257th birthday. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit....
  • For its 50th birthday, LACMA gets $675 million in gifts

    For its 50th birthday, LACMA gets $675 million in gifts
    At major museum galas, certain things are a given: billionaire art collectors socializing with local politicians, society women showing off couture gowns, air-kissing celebrities hopping tables with grace and alacrity. But even the most experienced gala...
  • Lincoln museum celebrates 10 years with free admission

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new website, which visitors can use on a smartphone or tablet while touring the museum. The "MyLincoln" site was introduced Sunday as the museum celebrated its 10th anniversary. Admission...
  • Coast Guard Museum Should Boost New London Revival

    Coast Guard Museum Should Boost New London Revival
    Downtown New London once was a marvelously vibrant town center, with movie theaters, bowling alleys (duckpin!), hotels, department stories and restaurants. But — as with many of the state's traditional downtowns — the life began draining out...