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Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week

Sep. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum. The gala capped a warm day filled with shows and presentations, including runway offerings by Alexa Chung and House of...

Women's Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

Sep. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday. The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von...

Korean-born graduate donates $12 million to Illinois State

Sep. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate from South Korea who now is an internationally-known artist, and her husband, have donated $12 million to the school's College of Fine Arts. Wonsook Kim says she wants the gift to be a celebration of America as a land of opportunity. Both Kim and...

Museum says not everything glittered in Dutch 'Golden Age'

Sep. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Not everything glittered in the 17th century when what is now the Netherlands was a mercantile, military and artistic superpower, so a Dutch museum has decided to stop calling that era the "Golden Age." In a statement this week, Amsterdam Museum curator Tom van der Molen said the term is...

Amsterdam museum presents results of 5-year Chagall research

Sep. 13, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For much of Russian-French Modernist painter Marc Chagall's life, which took him from a tiny village in rural Russia to St. Petersburg, Paris and New York, he remained remarkably faithful to eight pigments in his colorful works, according to new research unveiled Friday at Amsterdam's...

WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans

Sep. 12, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran was serenaded and showered with kisses during a celebration of his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lawrence Brooks was born Sept. 12, 1909, and served in the predominantly African...

Greece: British Museum "damp" insults Parthenon Sculptures

Sep. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Culture Minister says alleged damp in a section of the British Museum housing the Parthenon Sculptures is an "insult" to the 2,500-year-old works for whose return Greece has pressed long and unsuccessfully. Lina Mendoni's comments Wednesday followed publication in Greek media...

A new look at Frank Lloyd Wright's textiles, home goods

Sep. 11, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little-known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public. "Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line,...

Sazerac House celebrates New Orleans cocktail culture

Sep. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visitors to New Orleans who want to learn more about cocktails will soon have a new place to go. No, it's not another bar. The Sazerac Company, a Louisiana-based spirits maker, is opening the Sazerac House on October 2. Described as an "immersive exploration of the spirited culture of...

USC athletic director Lynn Swann abruptly resigns

Sep. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision in a letter expressing her "sincere appreciation" for the former Trojans receiver. "Lynn has been a leader on...