| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Because of budget cuts mandated by the federal sequestration, the Smithsonian Institution will begin closing galleries in some art museums to the public.
Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough said Tuesday in a news release that the temporary closings would...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures.
Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Carol G. Hjortsberg, former head of Grace Episcopal Day School and author of a history of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, died March 27 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 69.
"Carol was very...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary.
Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Enjoy a truly unique musical role-playing experience with General Grant and President Lincoln. Will and Bernadine Boyce have spent years perfecting their impersonations of General and Mrs. Grant (along with other Civil War personalities) and Dr. Duke...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:04 PM
A documentary on L. Frank Baum, who lived in Aberdeen and was the author of the book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," will be shown and discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Heritage Center in Pierre.
The event is being hosted as a celebration of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:07 PM
Those who visit the Ellendale Opera House Sunday will have a chance to learn the history of aprons, see a style show and enjoy ice cream.
“Fit to be Tied” is the title of Lana Schaunaman’s presentation, which will feature a variety...
| May 7, 2013
Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:43 PM
More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....