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Native Americans urge boycott of 'tone deaf' Pilgrim museum

Aug. 10, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Members of the...

60 curators, 1 show: Native Americans pick favorite pottery

Aug. 06, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Native American voices and artistry are at the core of a new traveling exhibition of clay pottery from the Pueblo Indian region of the American Southwest, as major art institutions increasingly defer to tribal communities for displays of ancestral art and artifacts. ...

Videos in English depict last 6 months of Anne Frank's life

Aug. 03, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Anne Frank House museum is releasing an English-language version of three videos in which an actress playing the young Jewish diarist describes the last six months of her life, from her arrest to her death in a Nazi concentration camp. The English version of...

Museum tells Virginia county's story of segregated education

Jul. 30, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — There are a few more weeks of summer vacation left and supporters of the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center museum hope that families will bring their children to learn about the history of segregated education in Spotsylvania County. “This...

Foundation returns Indigenous items to Mexican officials

Jul. 27, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

Small, ancient sculptures that have been gathering dust in an Albuquerque storage box are returning home to Mexico, where they are intertwined with the identity of Indigenous communities. The Albuquerque Museum Foundation celebrated the repatriation of the dozen sculptures in a...

Woodcarving: Finding flow, community in the curve of a spoon

Jul. 13, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

Many people discovered their inner cook during the pandemic. I unexpectedly discovered my inner woodcarver, making a butter knife. It wasn’t a sharp object, rather something to smooth a dollop of butter across an entire piece of toast in one swoop. I’m likely not...

Black parade culture museum reopening in New Orleans

Jul. 08, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten months after Hurricane Ida damaged a museum celebrating New Orleans’ African American parading culture, the Backstreet Cultural Museum is reopening. A parade is planned Saturday afternoon from the original building to the new museum site just blocks away...

Dalai Lama marks 87th birthday by opening library and museum

Jul. 06, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked his 87th birthday on Wednesday by inaugurating a library and museum in his hillside Indian headquarters. He was cheered by a large number of followers, including American actor Richard Gere, a longtime disciple....

Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A series of exceptional 1,700-year-old Roman mosaics have returned home to Israel, where the collection went on public display for the first time Monday after more than a decade touring the world’s top museums. The mosaics were first discovered in the central...

Title IX: Scurry's career, law forever linked at Smithsonian

Jun. 22, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

Briana Scurry’s U.S. national soccer team jersey is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in a permanent display that notes the contribution of Title IX to leveling the playing field. The law helped paved the way for the Black goalkeeper to...