Museums

A Macro XRF scanner is used to study in minute detail the surface of Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Girl with a Pearl Earring", at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Researchers at the Mauritshuis museum are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and they are letting the public in to watch. For two weeks, experts are pointing a battery of high-tech machines at the 17th century masterpiece of a young woman whose enigmatic gaze has earned her the nickname of the Dutch Mona Lisa. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
February 26, 2018 - 10:03 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really is state of the art research. Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and they are inviting the public in...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, singer David Bowie accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York. A highly anticipated New York City museum show highlighting the life and work of David Bowie will feature exclusive perks for those willing to pay $2,500 for a ticket. The Brooklyn Museum’s “David Bowie is” exhibition will run from March 2 to July 15, and the institution will forgo its suggested pricing for entrance in favor of a mandatory $20 weekday entrance fee and $25 on weekends. The Wall Street Journal reports the museum will also offer an “Aladdin Sane” ticket, named for the 1973 Bowie album, for $2,500. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
February 26, 2018 - 8:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A highly anticipated New York City museum show highlighting the life and work of David Bowie will feature exclusive perks for those willing to pay $2,500 for a ticket. The Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie is" exhibition will run from March 2 to July 15, and the institution will forgo...
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February 26, 2018 - 7:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A highly anticipated New York City museum show highlighting the life and work of David Bowie will feature exclusive perks for those willing to pay $2,500 for a ticket. The Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie is" exhibition will run from March 2 to July 15, and the institution will forgo...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A highly anticipated New York City museum show highlighting the life and work of David Bowie will feature exclusive perks for those willing to pay $2,500 for a ticket. The Brooklyn Museum's "David Bowie is" exhibition will run from March 2 to July 15, and the institution will forgo...
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Ruby Bridges Hall, a Tylertown, Miss., native who faced threats and ostracism when she became the first black child to integrate a public school in New Orleans in 1960, speaks with reporters prior to the Friends of Mississippi Civil Rights gala Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Jackson, Miss., where she and four other civil rights veterans were honored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 23, 2018 - 10:40 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:02 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:52 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 22, 2018 - 11:15 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder that invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lewis worked for racial equality in Mississippi and across the South in the 1960s, and has been a U.S. congressman from Georgia since 1986. He returns to Mississippi Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, and is one of five people being honored for advancing civil rights. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 22, 2018 - 11:09 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights. The recognition will take place during a celebration of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. Organizers have planned a gala for...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The court ruled 8-0 Wednesday against U.S. victims of a Jerusalem suicide bombing. They want to lay...
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