Latest Museums News

Vermont planetarium plans first big expansion in 125 years

Sep. 27, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury is planning its first expansion in 125 years. The plans call for a three-story, 6,000-square-foot addition of glass and wood framing. The addition would house space for modern, hands-on exhibits focused on meteorology and...

West Virginia defensive end VanDarius Cowan (8) tackles Oklahoma State  cornerback Jordan Reagan (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Hubbard, No. 15 Oklahoma State, escape with another victory

Sep. 26, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — For Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma State, it wasn’t pretty, but in the end, when it really mattered, he and his team made the plays they needed to. Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum auctioning some cars

Sep. 26, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of cars in the basement of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum are being auctioned off as the facility continues to revamp its collection. Since mid-May, the museum — dedicated to preserving the history of automobiles and auto racing — has generated about...

Black artist pulls exhibit from HistoryMiami to protest

Sep. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To the late songstress and civil rights activist Nina Simone, the role of an artist was quite clear: “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times,” she once told an interviewer. Although filmed decades ago, Simone’s words feel...

This photo by Yasmina Chavez of the Las Vegas Sun, of vehicles lined up to enter the snow-covered Red Rock Canyon following some cold and rainy weather on Dec. 27, 2019, won Photo of the Year honors from the Nevada Press Association Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Las Vegas Review-Journal wins NPA’s general excellence award

Sep. 25, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association released its complete list of 2020 award winners on Thursday and the Las Vegas Review-Journal won the General Excellence Award in the urban category. Review-Journal reporter Arthur Kane won outstanding journalist and photographer L.E. Baskow won visual...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully puts his headset on prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. Items from the personal collection of the Hall of Fame broadcaster sold at auction for over $2 million after online bidding ended Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Auction of Vin Scully's memorabilia tops $2 million

Sep. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Items from the personal collection of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully sold at auction for over $2 million, including World Series rings from the Dodgers' championships in 1955 and 1988. Each ring sold for $188,000 during online bidding that ended Wednesday, according to David Hunt,...

A skateboarder in front of the new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday Sept. 24, 2020. The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam has a shimmering new depot that is designed to open up the institution's engine room to the public. The mirrored building will give visitors access to the vast majority of the museum's collection of 151,000 art works that currently are stored out of the public eye. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Mirrored depot will open Dutch museum's storage to public

Sep. 24, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of a huge art iceberg. Most of the institutions only have space to exhibit a fraction of their collections, meaning the majority of the art is locked away out of...

In this Sept. 23, 1970, photo provided the Houston Library, tennis players hold up $1 bills after signing a contract with World Tennis magazine publisher Gladys Heldman to turn pro and start the Virginia Slims tennis circuit. From left standing are: Valerie Ziegenfuss, Billie Jean King, Nancy Richey and Peaches Bartkowicz. From left seated are: Judy Tegart Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Rosie Casals, Gladys Heldman and Kristy Pigeon. Gladys Heldman replaced her daughter, Julie Heldman, who was injured and unable to pose for the 1970 photo.  It’s the 50th anniversary of Billie Jean King and eight other women breaking away from the tennis establishment in 1970 and signing a $1 contract to form the Virginia Slims circuit. That led to the WTA Tour, which offers millions in prize money. (Bela Ugrin/Courtesy Houston Library via AP)

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

Sep. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the Virginia Slims circuit in 1970. It helped launch the WTA Tour, which now offers millions in...

Intrepid museum re-opening to public with virus restrictions

Sep. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is joining the ranks of city cultural institutions welcoming the return of visitors. The museum, a former aircraft carrier on Manhattan's west side, will re-open to the general public on Friday, with coronavirus restrictions. Visitors will have to...

Arkansas panel scales back activity at Clinton House Museum

Sep. 22, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Advertising and Promotion Commission has pulled back from operations at the former home-turned-museum of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville with plans to let the lease expire. Commissioners voted 6-0 Monday to scale back programming at the Clinton House Museum. Starting...