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Drawings of Underground Railroad journey, maps, at Currier

Nov. 15, 2020 3:32 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A suite of large-scale map drawings and a series of drawings that tell the story of an enslaved family's journey along the Underground Railroad are new additions to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. “Critical Cartography: Larissa Fassler in Manchester" includes...

John Waters gives 375 items to Baltimore Museum of Art

Nov. 12, 2020 4:07 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Filmmaker and Baltimore native John Waters has bequeathed approximately 375 prints, paintings and photographs to the Baltimore Museum of Art, which will in turn name two bathrooms for him, officials said Wednesday. A news release from the museum said the gift follows Waters’ close...

La Tanya Autry, a curatorial fellow at The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, poses outside of the museum in Cleveland on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Museums are being called on to examine what's on their walls amid a national reckoning on racism. Among 18 major U.S. museums, 85% of artists featured are white, while 87% are men, according to a 2019 study conducted at Williams College. Autry helped start an initiative called Museums Are Not Neutral. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Museums face calls to better represent people of color

Nov. 6, 2020 10:10 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As young as 5 years old, La Tanya Autry loved visiting local museums like the Detroit Institute of Art with her mom. She relished the shows, dances and plays she saw there. But as she walked through their halls, she felt a disconnect. There were few artworks by Black Americans like her...

Exhibit of longtime artist, professor on display at U of I

Nov. 1, 2020 9:20 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — An exhibit highlighting the long career of artist Bea Nettles will soon be on display at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois. Nettles is a professor emerita in the School of Art and Design. She taught there for more than two decades and is an alumna. The exhibit...

Art museum criticized for keeping Native American objects

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Mimbres Collection at the Weisman Art Museum has a long and complicated past. First excavated by anthropology professors and students in the 1920s, the collection of human remains and burial belongings was housed at the University of Minnesota before being transferred to the...

This image released by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York shows a view of The Costume Institute’s exhibition

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only star. A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what’s...

Israeli museum postpones plans to sell Islamic antiquities

Oct. 26, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A museum in Israel on Monday postponed its planned auction of dozens of rare Islamic antiquities after word of the sale sparked a public uproar. The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art said it was putting the auction on hold after a positive dialogue with Israel's Culture Ministry and in...

National Hispanic Cultural Center marks 20th anniversary

Oct. 24, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the heart of Barelas — on the corner of Fourth Street and Avenida César Chávez — sits the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The 20-plus-acre campus draws attention with its design inspired by Spanish, Aztec, Mayan, New Mexico colonial and modernist...

File--File picture taken Oct.21, 2020 a stain is on Sarcophagus of the prophet Ahmose inside the Egyptian Court of the Neue Museum after smeared with a liquid in Berlin, Germany. A large number of art works and artifacts at some of Berlin's best-known museums were smeared with a liquid by an unknown perpetrator or perpetrators earlier this month, police said Wednesday. The 'numerous' works in several museums at the Museum Island complex, a UNESCO world heritage site in the heart of the German capital that is one of the city's main tourist attractions, were targeted between on Oct. 3, police said. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)

Teens behind latest art damage on Berlin's Museum Island

Oct. 24, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Several teenagers sprayed graffiti on a piece of art outside one of Berlin's most famous museums and that the vandalism was unrelated to the damaging of more than 60 other art works on the city's Museum Island that were smeared with an oily liquid early this month, police said Saturday. A...

Visitors wearing protective masks observe COVID-19 prevention protocols as they browse the

Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 60 years rediscovered

Oct. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and is taking its designated place in a 30-piece exhibit of Lawrence's work, officials at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts said Thursday. The exhibit of the series “Struggle: From the History...