Museums

November 18, 2019 - 4:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020. Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance. The Maryland museum acquired its first...
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In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, visitors view the exhibition "The Technology in Dictatorships," at the National technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. The exhibition, the first of that kind here, marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression of a nation and resistance against it. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 16, 2019 - 3:38 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was more than just a figure of speech: Communist regimes set up thousands of miles of heavily-guarded, electrified barbed wire fencing to completely isolate Eastern Europe from the West. That still didn’t stop many from desperately attempting to flee the totalitarian...
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In this picture taken on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, visitors view the exhibition "The Technology in Dictatorships," at the National technical Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. The exhibition, the first of that kind here, marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression of a nation and resistance against it. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
November 16, 2019 - 3:03 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A new exhibition at the National Technical Museum in Prague marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression the nation underwent and at how it resisted. It focuses on the technology used by the totalitarian regime to...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Russell arrives at the NBA Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Russell says he is finally ready to be a Hall of Famer. The 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champ said on Twitter on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, that he was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony that comes three decades after he was first selected for the shrine at Springfield, Mass. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2019 - 5:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring. The 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champ said on Twitter on Friday that he was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony. The 85-year-old Boston...
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Visitors walk into the Museum of Art ahead of the announcement by Google Arts & Culture that it digitized more than 350 artworks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
November 07, 2019 - 8:22 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time that focused largely on...
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Visitors walk into the Museum of Art ahead of the announcement by Google Arts & Culture that it digitized more than 350 artworks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
November 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time. "Goyita" is one of more than...
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Luis Miranda, father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, announces a partnership with Google Arts & Culture to digitize more than 350 artworks, in San Juan Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
November 07, 2019 - 7:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time. "Goyita" is one of more than...
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FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo shows actress Meryl Streep at the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two in New York. Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 07, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event. Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015, file photo, designer Zac Posen and model Naomi Campbell greet the crowd after his Fall 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, in New York. Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen, 39, said he was “deeply saddened that the journey of nearly 20 years has come to an end.” He launched his label in 2001. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
November 02, 2019 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen has been a red carpet favorite for close to two decades, known for glamorous, body-hugging gowns, often with long trains or big, flamboyant ruffles, for stars like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. An announcement from the label'...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Jason Alexander attends a special screening of Marvel Studios' "Thor: Ragnarok", hosted by The Cinema Society, at The Whitby Hotel in New York. "Seinfeld" star Alexander, rocker Southside Johnny Lyon and the authors of "Jaws" and "Game Of Thrones" are among those being inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Fellow New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi, already in the hall, is due to induct Southside Johnny during the ceremony in Asbury Park on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
October 27, 2019 - 11:08 pm
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey rock royalty was onstage Sunday night in the state's musical cradle as rocker Jon Bon Jovi brought soulful crooner Southside Johnny Lyon with him into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The two rockers played a duet at Asbury Park's Convention Hall, a place where both...
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