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Indigenous Peoples Day marked with celebrations, protests

Oct. 11, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on its word. The federal holiday created decades ago to recognize Christopher...

Colts owner Irsay talking up pop culture collection museum

Oct. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years. That collection...

Georgia county seeking federal designation for its WWII role

Sep. 25, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia community is seeking a special designation from the federal government for its role during World War II. Officials in Glynn County have applied to the U.S. Department of the Interior to be named an American World War II Heritage...

Ancient tablet acquired by Hobby Lobby going back to Iraq

Sep. 23, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Mesopotamian king, then looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago, is finally headed back to Iraq. The $1.7 million cuneiform clay tablet was found in 1853 as part of a...

Black Girl Magic Museum ends its pop-up run in Louisiana

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Black Girl Magic Museum owner and founder Dominique Hamilton ends her pop-up stay at The Standard Downtown Lofts after setting shop back in April. While the pop-up exhibit was created as a way to help Black girls realize their worth and to...

Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie reopens after 6-year overhaul

Aug. 22, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, an iconic modern art museum designed by Bauhaus pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, reopened to the public Sunday after a six-year refurbishment of the glass-fronted building. Germany's culture minister, Monika Gruetters, said...

Aretha's handprints to be unveiled outside Detroit museum

Jul. 31, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The “Queen of Soul’s” handprints are to be unveiled outside the Detroit Historical Society Museum in advance of the release of a new film on Aretha Franklin's life and career. Sunday's unveiling on Legends Plaza will coincide with the opening of a...

Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

Jul. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture. “I think a lot of people already are learning that there’s a lot...

Proposed Philadelphia sculpture of Marian Anderson advances

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Denyce Graves visited Marian Anderson in the Connecticut home where the famed singer lived later in life, the two vocalists talked about how Anderson had never sought to “become the face of the civil rights movement.” But Anderson was called...