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California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

May. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the...

Boston arts museum bans 2 visitors for offensive language

May. 24, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors and vowed to change protocols for guards after minority middle school students said they were subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last week. Principal Arturo Forrest told The Boston Globe one museum staff member...

Brandon Maxwell talks 'Project Runway,' undressing Lady Gaga

May. 24, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lada Gaga's multiple fashion reveals were a big moment at the Met Gala, and a sweet one for her friend Brandon Maxwell. Maxwell was the guy by her side who peeled off all her layers on the pink carpet. He also created the look that had her transitioning from a huge pink gown down to black...

Museum apologizes to minority students told: 'No watermelon'

May. 23, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has apologized to a group of minority middle school students who say they were subjected to racism by staff and some other patrons during a field trip. Museum officials in a letter posted on its website Wednesday apologized to the students and staff at...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

May. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot...

Hamilton into Rangers hall, hasn't really thought about game

May. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hasn't really thought much about baseball since knee issues ended his career, though he does miss playing at times. The 2010 AL MVP's moments on the diamond these days are watching and sometimes coaching his daughters playing softball. "I've been making up for lost...

Broncos to induct cornerback Champ Bailey into Ring of Fame

May. 20, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback and new Hall of Fame member Champ Bailey into the team's Ring of Fame. The ceremony will take place Oct. 13. It's been quite a memorable year for the 40-year-old Bailey, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on...

Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

May. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

The Smithsonian's initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the National Mall...

Louvre museum pays tribute to pyramid's architect Pei

May. 17, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris paid tribute Friday to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei who died earlier this week at the age of 102 at his home in New York City. Dozens of employees of the Louvre gathered under the pyramid, which serves as the museum's monumental entrance, for a...

Kurt Vonnegut museum raises $1.5M for new Indianapolis home

May. 16, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis has reached its goal of raising $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home. The museum announced Wednesday that it met a deadline for the fundraising effort. The museum's founder and...