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  • National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit

    National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit
    The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is...
  • Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick

    Hammer Museum to get exhibition on British designer Thomas Heatherwick
    They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
  • Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light

     Annenberg Space for Photography show frames country music in new light
    As house photographer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for more then three decades, Les Leverett was on hand for a lot of historic moments that unfolded at the country music palace. But even he considers himself fortunate for the circumstances that...
  • Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger

    Music of Michael Miles, spirit of Pete Seeger
    Michael Miles opened a thick envelope filled with sheets of paper and said, "Here, have a look at these." Near the top of the pile was a copy of a typewritten letter that he received in November 1988: "Only today I was able to get to listen to your tape...
  • 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....
  • New Britain Museum of American Art Was First Of Its Kind

    Sam Stout's great-grandfather went to Hartford Public High and sat in class behind Frederic Church. He remembered it in his diary. "He wrote 'He was not a very good student. He was always looking out the window and drawing. I guess that worked out well...
  • Tall ships, Blue Angels to return for bicentennial of national anthem

    Tall ships, Blue Angels to return for bicentennial of national anthem
    It's a mere yellowing piece of paper with a few hundred words scrawled on it, a document that once sat forgotten in a drawer for three-quarters of a century. But this summer, the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the poem Francis...
  • 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,...