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  • Hopi masks auctioned in Paris amid outrage and legal objections

    This post has been corrected. See below for details. 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...
  • Obama's arts budget plan goes beyond restoring 'sequester' cuts

    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...
  • Smithsonian Institution to temporarily close some art galleries

    Smithsonian Institution to temporarily close some art galleries
    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...
  • New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task

    New Autry chief executive saddles up for challenging task
    Recruiting a new leader for a big museum can take months — sometimes more than a year — involving search committees, consultants and rounds of interviews and negotiations. In the case of the Autry National Center of the American West,...
  • Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

    Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim
    Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
  • Terps' Schwarzmann among many locals nominated for Tewaaraton

    Terps' Schwarzmann among many locals nominated for Tewaaraton
    The Tewaaraton Foundation today announced the Tewaaraton Award men's and women's nominees, including 2012 winners Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland) and Peter Baum (Colgate). Twenty-five women and 25 men were selected as nominees, from which 10 finalists...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • Smithsonian closing some spaces due to sequester

    Smithsonian closing some spaces due to sequester
    The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week. The budget cuts have resulted in a reduction in a contract for...
  • New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism

    New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism
    Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger. She was already forgotten...
  • History Center receives Golden Brick for trick-or-treating event

     History Center receives Golden Brick for trick-or-treating event
    The Orange County Regional History Center received a Golden Brick Award from the Downtown Orlando Partnership for its 2012 Trick or Treat Safe Zone, a free five-hour event for families with children ages 12 and under that drew 4,000 last October. The...
  • Washington 'green paint' vandal upsets regional tourists

    Washington 'green paint' vandal upsets regional tourists
    On his first trip to Washington, Austin Jarvis most wanted to visit the Lincoln Memorial, so the 11-year-old from Georgia was displeased when he and his family had to settle for an obstructed view. Five preservationists stood on three tiers of...