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  • Bethlehem Museum of Industrial History was a mirage

    For the last 15 years, the National Museum of Industrial History has been a mirage. First, it was scheduled to open by the end of 1999. Then in late 2000. Then a Preview Center in 2001 and the full museum in 2004 or 2005. Then the summer of 2008. Always...
  • Blame for National Museum of Industrial History bleak outlook is misdirected

    Blame for National Museum of Industrial History bleak outlook is misdirected
    I attended a news meeting years ago in which our editor read a letter from a guy whose arrest we reported in a story about an Allentown prostitution sting. This man said we ruined his life. His wife had left him, his children wouldn't speak to him,...
  • Big steps for Stonewall

    Big steps for Stonewall
    The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is writing a new chapter. Already the largest circulating library of gay literature and periodicals nationally, the Fort Lauderdale center is now aiming for more: with a new "Dear Abby" exhibit; the launch of a...
  • Star-spangled celebrations planned for anthem's 200th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun. The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins...
  • Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum gets $30 million from Boeing

    The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum — one of Washington's most reliable tourist attractions — is receiving a $30-million gift from Boeing and will use the money to renovate its main exhibition space that serves as home to such...
  • William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82....
  • Review: 'Capital Culture' by Neil Harris

    When J. Carter Brown joined the National Gallery of Art in 1961, he was six years older than the museum itself. Just eight years later, at age 34, he would be appointed its director. His accession may strike readers as meteoric, but after reading Neil...
  • Frank Martinez dies at 89; noted L.A. artist

    Frank Martinez dies at 89; noted L.A. artist
    Frank Martinez laid his shaking hands on the surface of the blank canvas. As before every painting, he said a prayer. Then the artist began his work. He applied acrylic paint and, with a rag, wiped it away. Shapes began to form and colors blended into...