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Museum exhibit marks 100 years of women cartoon artists

Nov. 18, 2019 5:24 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new exhibit at the world’s largest cartoon museum honors the contribution of women comic strip and cartoon artists. The exhibit that opened this month and runs until May 2020 includes works from early suffragette cartoonists and top comic strip page and mainstream comic book...

Baltimore museum to acquire only works by women in 2020

Nov. 18, 2019 4:37 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020. Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance. The Maryland museum acquired its first work by...

Santa Fe Opera finds additional revenue streams

Nov. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera is collaborating with other venues and opening up its stage to other performers as a means to build up its bottom line. The money that comes in from non-operatic performances such as this season’s concerts by Ringo Starr and Bobby McFerrin and the sharing of...

Sketching live animals helps college students hone talents

Nov. 17, 2019 9:50 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All eyes were on Luther as he entered the classroom, his mouth agape, tongue lolling to the side. As the black-coated wolf hybrid sized up his surroundings and eagerly pulled on his leash, the crowd of roughly 50 students exhibited signs of both apprehension and excitement. For many...

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: First statue honoring women

Nov. 16, 2019 12:52 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An internationally-known sculpture artist whose work has exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute and The Bronx Museum in New York City has been picked to design Lexington's first-ever statue honoring women. The design of Barbara Grygutis of Tucson, Arizona, was picked from four...

Artists recreate historical Alutiiq ceremonial accessories

Nov. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Thirteen artists worked to replicate 147-year-old Alutiiq ceremonial garments as part of the Pinguat — Beads project funded by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. The event Nov. 7 is part of an intensive five-day workshop led by June Pardue, a master skin sewer and beader with...

Painting complexity into the state

Nov. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The oddly intricate yet simplistic cityscapes Charlie Buckley paints in his Tupelo home spark a feeling of connection and contemplation that are so nostalgia-inducing that people from around the Southeast commission him to paint the landscapes they call home. But the most unbelievable...

Museum acquires 2nd Usonian Frank Lloyd Wright house

Nov. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Currier Museum of Art on Friday acquired a second New Hampshire home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Kalil House in Manchester was built in 1957 and is an example the "Usonian Automatic" houses Wright designed as a more moderately priced option for the postwar middle class....

Providence committee to review historic monuments

Nov. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials have announced plans to form a seven-member committee to review and address memorials, historic markers and monuments after the city’s statue of Christopher Columbus was vandalized. Historians and cultural experts would make up the panel, which would...

California’s Huntington Library gets rare slavery documents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EST

SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens has acquired rare documents shedding light on anti-slavery efforts taking place before and during the Civil War The institution announced Wednesday it has acquired the ledgers of Quaker abolitionist...