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British Museum to display the world's oldest map of stars

Oct. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum will display what it says is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. The 3,600-year-old “Nebra Sky Disc,” first discovered in Germany in 1999, is one of the...

St. Louis museum receives donation of 22 ‘masterpieces’

Oct. 18, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum is receiving a donation of 22 pieces of art, including two by Pablo Picasso. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the museum announced the multimillion-dollar gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer on Monday, calling the works...

Kansas museum reinstalls vandalized Native American exhibit

Oct. 13, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has reinstalled a Native American art exhibit that was vandalized in September. Museum officials announced Wednesday that the exhibit, “Native Hosts” by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds,...

Brattleboro museum could buy its long-time home from town

Oct. 10, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont museum could buy its long-time home in a former railroad depot from the town that owns it. The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center could soon own Union Station, constructed in 1915, which it has leased from the town for $1-a-year for...

Opal Lee’s Juneteenth dream came true, but she isn’t done

Oct. 08, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Opal Lee's dream of seeing Juneteenth become a federal holiday was finally realized over the summer, but the energetic woman who spent years rallying people to join her push for the day commemorating the end of slavery is hardly letting up on a lifetime of work...

University of Kansas Native American art exhibit targeted

Sep. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A stolen panel from a Native American art installation at the University of Kansas has been recovered, just weeks after other panels in the exhibit were vandalized, police said Thursday. The panel from the “Native Host” exhibit was reported...

Reels, Rosebud and R2-D2: The academy museum is set to roll

Sep. 29, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has wanted to open a museum dedicated to films and filmmaking for nearly as long as its members have been making movies with sound and handing out Oscars. It finally happens with Thursday's opening of the Academy Museum of...

Self-portraits by comic book artists to hang in Uffizi

Sep. 29, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's Uffizi, the Florence museum that houses some of the Western world’s most famous art, is expanding its collection of self-portraits with works by comic book artists in an effort to broaden its audience, museum director Eike Schmidt said Wednesday. ...

Danish artist makes off with pile of cash intended to be art

Sep. 29, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish artist who was was given a pile of money by a museum with which to create a piece of artwork, submitted two empty canvases — titled “Take the Money and Run.” Jens Haaning was given the equivalent of nearly $84,000 in Danish...

After 19 months, Detroit museum welcoming school field trips

Sep. 26, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts soon will be welcoming school field trips for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Admission and bus transportation is free for all K-12 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Institute of Arts is...