Museums

July 26, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic members of Congress are renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, urging the passage of legislation to cover some of the costs. Advocates have been pushing for a Hispanic museum since 2004, a year after the government authorized...
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July 24, 2018 - 10:42 am
ROME (AP) — Italian police said Tuesday they had recovered an 18th-century ebony desk that was illegally taken abroad after World War II and ended up for a time in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The desk, made with ivory and mother of pearl inlays, is considered a masterpiece of Pietro...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, movie director James Cameron talks to reporters at an event in Wellington, New Zealand. Filmmaker Cameron is backing a bid announced Tuesday July 24, 2018, by a group of British museums to raise US dollars 20 million (15 million pounds) to buy 5,500 Titanic artefacts from the private American company that salvaged them from the wreck of the passenger liner RMS Titanic.(AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
July 24, 2018 - 7:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker James Cameron and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard are backing a bid by a group of British museums to acquire a collection of 5,500 artifacts from the sunken vessel. The campaign announced Tuesday aims to raise $20 million (15 million pounds) to buy the items from a private...
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July 24, 2018 - 6:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker James Cameron and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard are backing a bid by a group of British museums to acquire a collection of 5,500 artifacts from the Titanic. The campaign announced Tuesday aims to raise $20 million (15 million pounds) to buy the items from the private...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, lead Singer of Soundgarden Chris Cornell poses for photographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the movie "Machine Gun Preacher" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The late grunge pioneer will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell’s wife, Vicky, on Friday, July 20, 2018, announced a statue will be erected on Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File)
July 20, 2018 - 11:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell's wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell's 54th birthday. Vicky Cornell...
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An art piece called Untitled (Flag 2), flies on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. It is part of a series of flag pieces that have flown on the Lawrence campus in the last several months as part of a national art project. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
July 11, 2018 - 7:18 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An art display that included an altered U.S. flag will be moved from an outside display on the University of Kansas campus to the school's art museum after Gov. Jeff Colyer and other Republican political candidates complained that it was disrespectful. Kansas Chancellor Doug...
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July 06, 2018 - 12:03 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A long-missing tomahawk given to a Seneca Indian leader by President George Washington in 1792 will go on display at the New York State Museum. The Times-Union of Albany reports that the tomahawk given to the Seneca leader Cornplanter was stolen from the museum between 1947 and...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, the Gateway Arch is seen in St. Louis. A newly expanded museum underneath the Arch is set to be open on July 3 and is the final piece of a massive $380 million renovation of the grounds surrounding and entrance to the iconic monument. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 03, 2018 - 9:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The revitalized Gateway Arch National Park was dedicated Tuesday, the culmination of a $380 million public-private partnership that Missouri political leaders see as a template for the future of the national park system. Several hundred people stood in steamy heat for a ceremony in...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, former NFL player Terrell Owens arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football. The former NFL All-Pro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Oho, posted a release on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, saying he would give his acceptance speech at his alma mater. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 03, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football. The former NFL All-Pro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, released a statement on Tuesday saying he would give...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, former NFL player Terrell Owens arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football. The former NFL All-Pro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Oho, posted a release on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, saying he would give his acceptance speech at his alma mater. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 03, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Terrell Owens has decided to celebrate his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Chattanooga, where he played college football. The former NFL All-Pro receiver, who has said he was not attending the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, released a statement on Tuesday saying he would give...
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