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Danish queen opens new museum telling the story of refugees

Jun. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's Queen Margrethe opened a new museum Saturday that tells the story of the generations of refugees who have shaped Danish society, starting with Germans who fled the Soviet advance during World War II. Flugt — Refugee Museum of Denmark was...

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artwork from Florida museum

Jun. 24, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry said in a statement that they were complying with a...

Harvard returns Standing Bear's tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

Jun. 23, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A tomahawk once owned by Chief Standing Bear, a pioneering Native American civil rights leader, has been returned to his tribe after being housed for decades in a museum at Harvard University. Members of the Ponca tribes in Nebraska and Oklahoma visited the...

Title IX: Scurry's career, law forever linked at Smithsonian

Jun. 22, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

Briana Scurry’s U.S. national soccer team jersey is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in a permanent display that notes the contribution of Title IX to leveling the playing field. The law helped paved the way for the Black goalkeeper to...

Cheech Marin's museum of Chicano art opens in California

Jun. 18, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A home for Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art has debuted in Southern California. The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture opened Saturday in Riverside, east of Los Angeles. Marin rolled up in a blue 1962 Chevy Impala...

How Mississippians are celebrating Juneteenth weekend

Jun. 18, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi communities are commemorating Juneteenth with events ranging from history-themed dinners to live music performances to street festivals. Most gatherings aim to tell a story about the significance of the nation’s newest federal holiday. ...

272 enslaved people sold to pay debts; exhibit tells story

Jun. 18, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A former Episcopal church in Donaldsonville, built in 1873 on land donated by a slave owner and Louisiana governor, is now home to a new, permanent exhibit that pays tribute to enslaved people who worked Louisiana’s sugarcane fields It will open on the...

Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jun. 17, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women. "I read that...

Ripley’s denies claim Kardashian damaged iconic Monroe dress

Jun. 17, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Thursday denied claims that Kim Kardashian’s wearing of the iconic Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday” dress left it with new damage. ChadMichael Morrisette, who owns a mannequin supply company and once handled the skintight...

Levy set to be inducted into CFL Hall of Fame

Jun. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

Marv Levy is poised to join a very select pro football group. On Friday night, the former Buffalo Bills and Montreal Alouettes head coach will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He’ll become just the third person to be in both the Canadian and Pro...