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Investigators hope for new leads in Boston museum robbery

Sep. 23, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case. A Connecticut mobster...

Famed cathedral names artist to replace Confederate windows

Sep. 23, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

Washington National Cathedral announced Thursday it has chosen contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall, renowned for his wide-ranging works depicting African American life, to design new stained-glass windows with themes of racial justice that will replace a set with Confederate imagery that...

German president asks country to confront its colonial past

Sep. 22, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president called on Germans to face the country's cruel colonial past as he opened a new museum in the capital's center that will be home to two of Berlin’s state museums. The Ethnological Museum and the Museum for Asian Art both contain...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Sep. 21, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September XX, 2021. Editorial: Kansas leader fans unfounded fear that Afghan refugees are diseased terrorists During and after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republicans roundly blamed President Joe Biden for...

Museum showcases Indigenous boarding school experience, art

Sep. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two temporary exhibits are now on display at the Dennos Museum Center that explore the off-reservation boarding schools for Indigenous children and contemporary Anishinaabek art. “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories”...

Emmys: O-T Fagbenle rocks Nigerian look, Porter wears wings

Sep. 20, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez wore vintage Versace Atelier in teal in an homage to Old Hollywood, her hair flowing down her back, and Billy Porter worked large wings on his black trouser look Sunday at the slimmed-down Emmy Awards. Coming less than a...

2021 Nevada Press Association Award Winners

Sep. 19, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association recognized more than 100 awardees on Saturday at a ceremony in Reno. Here's a list of winners announced at the newspaper organization’s annual convention. The press association convention, which was canceled last year because of COVID-19,...

Mississippi artist draws inspiration from plants, ecology

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Nicole Dikon was in high school in Florida, she thought she wanted to be a marine biologist. That notion changed when she got to community college. “I started taking art classes, and I tried other things, but art is what stuck,” said Dikon,...

'A big gray elephant': Paris' Arc de Triomphe is wrapped up

Sep. 18, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric. The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived the project in 1961, will...

2 woodworkers carve out careers at a West Virginia woodshop

Sep. 18, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Part of a finger is not a terrible thing to waste, at least not to Casi Pourfarhadi. The 32-year-old woodworker once sliced off a good chunk of his middle digit while plying his craft. Deep into making two large walnut desks, Pourfarhadi...