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Famed Iran art museum closes to deal with insect infestation

Aug. 18, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across world-famous work spread widely on social media. Insects, which may attack and eat away at...

Small Sept. 11 museum known for ground zero tours closes

Aug. 17, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A small museum near New York's World Trade Center dedicated to preserving the memory of the Sept. 11 attacks is closing after Wednesday, the victim of financial pressures made worse by COVID-19. The 9/11 Tribute Museum, which opened in 2006, offered tours led by...

Elvis death anniversary increases tourism at his birthplace

Aug. 16, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death and a new movie reawakens international interest in the singer. Roy Turner was named...

Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars

Aug. 15, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured. ...

Massachusetts art museum workers schedule 1-day strike

Aug. 15, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Unionized workers at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, frustrated with the progress of contract negotiations, have authorized a one-day strike for later this week. The workers at the North Adams museum, commonly referred to as MASS MoCA, have...

Good Grief! Mercer’s ‘Peanuts’ Collection Going on Display

Aug. 14, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — When Dr. William Mercer was 10 years old, he wanted to be an artist. His heroes were Peanuts creator Charles Schulz and Schulz’s character “Snoopy.” But the cartoon art world’s loss was Wheeling medicine’s gain, and Mercer went on to accrue...

New museum to preserve Delaware Underground Railroad history

Aug. 14, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — An idea that started more than a decade ago to help preserve centuries of Kent County history is a million steps closer to reality in Camden. The county has received a $500,000 federal grant for a proposed museum at the historic farmhouse at Brecknock Park –...

Zeus: Raiders RB Zamir White overcomes lifetime of obstacles

Aug. 12, 2022 07:57 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Scotland High School coach Richard Bailey has watched a handful of players make it to the NFL out of Laurinburg, North Carolina, with none more special than Las Vegas Raiders rookie Zamir White. Shortly after the Raiders took White with the 122nd pick in the...

Getty Museum in LA to return illegally exported art to Italy

Aug. 11, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy, the museum announced Thursday. The Getty will return a nearly life-size group of Greek terra-cotta sculptures known as...

Archives to return Native American remains, burial objects

Aug. 11, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The remains of Native American people who once lived in Alabama were dug up a century ago — often by amateur archaeologists — and given to the state along with the jewelry, urns and other objects buried with them. The Alabama Department of Archives and...