Latest Museums News

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...

High court hears case involving painting stolen by Nazis

Jan. 18, 2022 18:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man and a Spanish museum locked in a dispute over a valuable impressionist masterpiece stolen by the Nazis should be able to agree on one thing, Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday during arguments in the case at the Supreme Court. “Can everyone...

Proposed Fargo-Moorhead science museum gets $1 million gift

Jan. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A proposed science museum in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area has received a $1 million donation from a local business leader. Officials with the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum say the gift from John Ballantyne will help with facility planning and...

Building could become museum for Black Civil War regiment

Jan. 16, 2022 11:12 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famed Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince is spearheading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union...

Springfield museum exhibit features artists from Illinois

Jan. 16, 2022 09:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A museum exhibit in Springfield is featuring a range of work from Illinois artists including Muddy Waters, Earth Wind and Fire and Chance the Rapper. It’s called the “State of Sound” and runs through Jan. 23 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential...

Fossil named after Nevada brewer who named his beer after it

Jan. 16, 2022 05:12 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — First, the beer was named for the fossil. Now, it’s come full circle, as a species of the fossil found in Nevada is named for the maker of the beer. The first giant creature to inhabit the earth, the ichthyosaur, dominated the earth’s oceans in...

Smithsonian exhibition coming to 6 Massachusetts towns

Jan. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's traveling exhibit on changes in rural America is coming to six Massachusetts towns. The nonprofit Mass Humanities chose six local organizations to host “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America” for the 2022-23 traveling exhibit produced by the...