Latest Museums News

Wenham Museum debuts new exhibit on local equestrian culture

Jun. 26, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NORTH SHORE, Mass. (AP) — The North Shore is horse country, as people discover when they drive through towns like Hamilton, Wenham or Ipswich, where horses can often be seen nibbling grass in paddocks. But anyone who wants to understand how this local connection with horses developed should visit Wenham...

An Alabama art association director retires after 39 years

Jun. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee Valley Art Association Executive Director Mary Settle Cooney is stepping down from the organization. The Times Daily reports Cooney has spent the last 39 years with the Alabama organization. She came on board in 1980 as an assistant director until becoming the executive...

Pulse owner Barbara Poma focuses on memorial, healing

Jun. 23, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It is an early June morning, waves of heat already rising off Orange Avenue, as a 40-ish Orlando woman winds her way around the interim memorial at the former Pulse nightclub, taking in the photos and mementos and reading the names of the dead. Though they are strangers to her, she...

Alutiiq Museum honors Native ancestors with memorial park

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — After several years of planning, fundraising and landscaping, a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Alutiiq Ancestors Memorial , heralding the official opening of the park to the public. The park is on a 0.34 acre stretch of city-owned land along Upper Mill Bay...

Detroit museum hosting another baseball-themed exhibition

Jun. 22, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is back with another baseball exhibition that includes collectibles, art and items commemorating two championship teams in the Motor City. "Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876-2019 " allows visitors to explore the history of baseball. It's the second round of...

More than 90 fire trucks expected at annual NC festival

Jun. 22, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

SPENCER, N.C. (AP) — Almost 100 fire trucks are expected at the festival in their honor being held at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The 5th annual Fire Truck Festival happens Saturday at the museum in Spencer . At least 90 trucks are registered for the festival, including the Charlotte Fire...

Roger Clemens inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame

Jun. 21, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues. It made quite an impression. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox inducted Clemens into its hall of fame on Friday night,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 21, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A photo shows a street intersection in Orlando shut down because of...

Bible underscores Lincoln's belief he was to end slavery

Jun. 20, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president's budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow's labors to solidify his religious standing, historians say. The King...

Kehinde Wiley to unveil sculpture in Times Square

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York's Times Square this fall in response to Confederate statues nationwide. Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and gallery owner Sean Kelly announced Thursday that the bronze "Rumors of War"...