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Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to open to general public

Jul. 5, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, one of the nation’s largest museums of its kind, is opening to the general public later this week for the first time since shutting down in mid-March during the pandemic. While it will open its doors on Saturday, the museum management...

Museum: 'Dukes of Hazzard' car with Confederate flag to stay

Jul. 5, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

VOLO, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois auto museum has no plan to stop displaying a Dodge Charger from the “Dukes of Hazzard” television show with the Confederate battle flag painted atop the vehicle. Statues of Confederate generals and soldiers are being taken down across the country, NASCAR...

Museums plan reopening; hospitalizations on the decline

Jul. 3, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state's coronavirus economic recovery plan. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem announced in a statement Friday that it will open its doors July 16 and...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, at podium, speaks about Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan during a media availability at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. In most of the state, Phase 3 will begin on Monday. In Boston, the Phase 3 reopening will begin a full week later, on July 13. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen; 51 new deaths reported

Jul. 2, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back customers and visitors in Massachusetts as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday. In order to open, the facilities will have to meet...

A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol honor guard carefully folds the retired Mississippi state flag after it was raised over the Capitol grounds one final time in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The banner was the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem on it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Old times not forgotten: Mississippi furls rebel-themed flag

Jul. 2, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials held a ceremony Wednesday to retire the former state flag and send it to a history museum, a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law stripping official status from the last state banner in the U.S. that included the Confederate battle emblem. One...

This Feb 2010 photo provided by the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows a licensed replica of the missing, original painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, titled

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, former President Barack Obama talks during a panel with NBA players Chris Paul, Kevin Love and Giannis Antetokounmpo and sports analyst Michael Wilbon in Chicago. Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports legends in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues. The campaign launched Monday, June 29, 2020, with photos and videos from, among others, Hank Aaron, Rachel Robinson Derek Jeter, Colin Powell, Michael Jordan, Obama and presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter at (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

A long-overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers

Jun. 29, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former U.S. presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports greats in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues. The campaign launched Monday with photos and videos from, among...

Comfort levels vary for Michigan arts, culture customers

Jun. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When will people in southeast Michigan be ready to head back to museums, concerts, galleries and other cultural attractions? Research commissioned by CultureSource, which represents 160 nonprofit arts and culture groups in the region, has set out to track just that over the coming months,...

Lincoln museum, presidential library to reopen Wednesday

Jun. 27, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield plans to reopen for visitors on Wednesday after shutting down as part of statewide efforts to limit spread of the coronavirus. Museum officials said the property has been cleaned and protective barriers also are...

Lei burial honors 1908 Cheyenne Frontier Days roping champ

Jun. 27, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Ikua Purdy might not have known a soul in Cheyenne when, after travel by steamship and train, he arrived in the frontier town from Honolulu in 1908. But by the time he was done at Cheyenne Frontier Days, Purdy was well-known by most, if not all, of the rodeo’s 10,000-plus...