Latest Art museums News

Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

Jul. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture. “I think a lot of people already are learning that there’s a lot...

Madrid's Retiro park, Prado avenue join World Heritage list

Jul. 25, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, holding an online meeting from Fuzhou, China, backed the candidacy on Sunday that...

Savannah museum hires new chief curator from Smithsonian

Jul. 12, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest public art museum has hired a new chief curator. The Telfair Museums in Savannah announced recently that Crawford Alexander Mann III take its top curator job in November. Mann comes to Georgia from Washington, where he has worked...

Ambridge music museum opens to the public

Jul. 03, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Skyliners, Vogues, Bobby Vinton, Perry Como. Jaggerz, Granatis, Lou Christie, B.E. Taylor. The Marcels, Henry Mancini, Norm Nardini, Etta Cox, Donnie Iris ... the list goes on. If those musicians wrote or...

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces $190M expansion

Jun. 30, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced a 200,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project that will cost more than $190 million. It is expected to be completed in 2025. SmithGroup, an international architecture firm with an office in...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 28, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. June 9, 2021. Editorial: It’s time to step up Unfortunately, the people of Davenport have become accustomed to gunfire. Still, the reports that early Sunday nearly 80 shots were fired downtown, destroying windows at the Figge Art...

New Sheboygan County museum highlights prolific artists

Jun. 26, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A visit to Art Preserve, a new Sheboygan County museum, starts with a bar. It’s an evocation of Fred Smith’s bar up in Phillips, to be exact. The tavern owner was also a famous sculptor. Museum staff used photos to recreate the bar, and...

Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont to close after decades

Jun. 22, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont is planning to close its doors at the end of the year, almost half a century after its opening. The museum recently reopened after being closed for months because of the pandemic. Business has been slow since the...

Alabama museum to return art to 2 Alaskan tribes

Jun. 20, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A city-owned museum will return works of art to two Alaskan Native American tribes that requested the items back in 2017, decades after they were acquired for collections. A vote by the Birmingham City Council cleared the way for the Birmingham...

Reno lowrider art shines on magazines covers, at auto museum

Jun. 05, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Richard Lopez was a sophomore in high school when he got his first car. He traded his home stereo system to get it. “You’ll laugh,” said Lopez. “It was a 1971 Datsun 210.” That little blue box on wheels was just the...