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African American festival targets environmental justice

Jan. 25, 2022 15:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmental justice will be the theme this year of an annual festival celebrating Black history in North Carolina. The North Carolina Museum of History will hold its 21st Annual African American Cultural Celebration on Saturday, The News & Observer of...

Boston museum to return painting looted during World War II

Jan. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A work of art by a 17th century Dutch painter that was reported looted from a Hungarian bank during World War II is being returned to the heirs of its rightful owner, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts said Monday. “View of Beverwijk" by Salomon van Ruysdael has been in...

AG settles claim over fees paid by Robert Indiana's estate

Jan. 24, 2022 14:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has resolved claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms accused of excessive legal fees, officials said Monday. The settlement totals more than $2 million, most of which was paid by the...

20 quilts made from clothes left on Arizona migrant trails

Jan. 23, 2022 14:55 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Twenty quilts stitched together with clothes abandoned on Arizona’s migrant trails will soon be displayed together for the first time at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. The 13-month exhibition, called “Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project,”...

New historical museum will tell the story of East Baltimore

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The old black-and-white photo shot sometime in the 1930s depicts dozens of children crammed shoulder to shoulder on top of an outdoor raised platform that served as a public bath. The youngsters’ arms are raised skyward, and they are getting drenched from five...

UNESCO lists Viking-era wooden sailboats on heritage list

Jan. 23, 2022 02:58 AM EST

ROSKILDE, Denmark (AP) — For thousands of years, wooden sailboats allowed the peoples of Northern Europe to spread trade, influence and sometimes war across seas and continents. In December, the U.N.’s culture agency added Nordic “clinker boats" to its list of traditions that...

Twins elect Gardenhire, Gladden, Tovar to team Hall of Fame

Jan. 20, 2022 14:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and César Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer. The Twins announced Thursday that Gardenhire, Gladden and Tovar will become the 35th, 36th and 37th members of...

Indigenous woman to lead Smithsonian American Indian museum

Jan. 19, 2022 12:48 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Indigenous New Mexico woman has been named to lead the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Cynthia Chavez Lamar will be the first Native American woman to serve as the museum’s director when she takes over on Feb. 14. She’s...

Mexican millionaire builds controversial replica of mansion

Jan. 19, 2022 10:57 AM EST

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCÍA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican multi-millionaire is building a replica of his northern Mexico mansion to serve as a museum for his art collection, an endeavor criticized because it is funded in large part with public money. Mauricio Fernández Garza, 71, said he...

Mississippi entertainment museum taps 5 for Hall of Fame

Jan. 18, 2022 19:01 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience. The museum in Meridian is also known as the MAX. Museum leaders announced Monday at the state Capitol in Jackson that the...