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Indiana U's Eskenazi Museum of Art to reopen Aug. 27

Aug. 9, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will reopen Aug. 27 after a five-month closure. After being closed for three years for a $30 million renovation, the museum reopened in late 2019 but closed again in March amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting Aug....

Virginia panel: move Lee statue from U.S Capitol to museum

Aug. 8, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia panel has recommended moving the state’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the U.S. Capitol to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that historian Ed Ayers made the motion to ask whether the museum...

Albermarle County votes to remove Confederate statue

Aug. 7, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Albemarle County has voted to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier. The Daily Progress in Charlottesville reports that the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to remove the 111-year-old bronze statue. It stands on Albemarle County Courthouse property...

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Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book

Aug. 6, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration. Crown announced Thursday that Bush's “Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants” will be published March 2. The...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks in St. Louis. Gardner is being challenged in the Aug. 4, 2020, Democratic primary by Mary Pat Carl. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)

St. Louis prosecutor chided by Trump wins primary race

Aug. 5, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, whose job performance has been lauded by some civil rights activists and criticized by President Donald Trump and other leading Republicans, held off a challenge from a former homicide prosecutor in Tuesday’s primary election. Gardner, 44,...

Artists paint 'Black Lives Matter' Indianapolis street mural

Aug. 2, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A group of artists are painting a mural reading “Black Lives Matter” on part of a downtown Indianapolis street scheduled to reopen Monday. City officials said the portion of Indiana Avenue between Blackford and West streets was closed Thursday afternoon until Monday,...

Passers-by wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus as they walk near the glass storefront, right, of an empty business location, in Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NASCAR race sent to North Carolina; Vermont inmates positive

Aug. 2, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

A look at COVID-19 news from around New England: ___ MAINE A Maine hospital that serves the area that includes Acadia National Park says multiple out-of-state visitors have sought advice after learning that the COVID-19 tests they took before leaving their home states came back positive. Bar Harbor’s...

Brett Webber, founder and president of the Phillips Mill Foundation for the Arts stands inside Morgan Colt's painting studio Friday, July 24, 2020, in New Hope, Pa. It was built in the early 1900's as part of the artist colony,

$35M initiative seeks to preserve New Hope Art Colony

Aug. 1, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

SOLEBURY, Pa. (AP) — Tucked between the Delaware River and canal path just north of New Hope lies a quaint English village Eleanor Miller calls home. “When I’m walking along the road out front, people actually stop and say, ‘Where am I, this is unbelievable,’” she said....

Will art scene become more equitable for Black artists?

Aug. 1, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Louisville’s Black Lives Matter leaders organized a demonstration at the removal of the John B. Castleman statue in Cherokee Park in early June, local artist Brianna Harlan hosted a “creative intervention” — a cleansing for the tired and weary...

New exhibit illuminates pioneering Indiana recording studio

Aug. 1, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lot of America’s most important music was recorded in a one-story studio that sat in a Richmond river gorge. In true humble Hoosier fashion, that fact is unsung. Gennett Records was the first to capture horn titan Louis Armstrong, Delta blues giant Charley Patton and Hoagy...