| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Laguna Beach gallery owner Richard Challis, a World War II veteran whose roster of artists included the renowned watercolorist Rex Brandt, died Dec. 10 of natural causes. He was 94.
Diane "Dee" Challis said her father valued watercolor paintings at a...
| Dec 19, 2014
HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant.
Talbott will stay in the position until the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:41 PM
A stunning new exhibit on the Virgin Mary at a Washington museum includes an etching by Rembrandt so intentionally hazy it seemingly captures the precise moment in which the aged Madonna passes from life to death.
A 16th-century painting by Caravaggio...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Ralph Baer, an inventor whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his son, Mark Baer,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:07 PM
With the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office investigation still looming overhead, contractors on Tuesday restarted construction on the National Museum of Industrial History with the hopes of getting the south Bethlehem museum ready for a 2016 opening....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Rosary High School students in Aurora have done real-world research through the Smithsonian Institution that caught the interest of educators at one of the world’s best-known museums.
A Smithsonian film crew is at Rosary High School this week to...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:53 PM
A series of 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama went on display Tuesday at the Smithsonian in Washington. The portraits, which were created using digital scanning and printing technology, will be on view at the Smithsonian Castle through Dec. 31....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Abandoned rowhouses, their dark windows like unblinking eyes, suggest a line of condemned prisoners awaiting execution by the demolition equipment looming a block away. From across the street, a lone boy witnesses a slice of Baltimore slipping away....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Lawmakers and members of the Armenian American community gathered in Washington on Tuesday to mark the weeklong display of a historic rug linked to the Armenian genocide, calling it significant for a nation that helped support Armenians during some of...