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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...

Museum will honor washerwoman who funded scholarships

Sep. 14, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The wood-frame home where a Mississippi washerwoman lived as she scrimped to create a scholarship fund has been moved to a museum district honoring African American accomplishments. The Hattiesburg home of the late Oseola McCarty was placed in a tax sale in 2017. The local...

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...

3 Maine museums to receive grants to make improvements

Sep. 12, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Southern Maine's democratic congresswoman says three museums in her district will receive federal funds to make improvements. Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will go to Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art...

Archives of New Mexico history professor to be preserved

Sep. 11, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The archives of a former history professor known for leading efforts to restore the first African American Church in Las Cruces are being donated to the city's museum system. New Mexico State University announced Wednesday that Clarence Fielder's papers, photographs and videos will...

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...