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Smithsonian exhibition coming to 6 Massachusetts towns

Jan. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's traveling exhibit on changes in rural America is coming to six Massachusetts towns. The nonprofit Mass Humanities chose six local organizations to host “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America” for the 2022-23 traveling exhibit produced by the...

Maryland Historical Trust seeks to record Indigenous history

Jan. 15, 2022 09:12 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Historical Trust will use a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service to document the accomplishments and stories of Indigenous people in Baltimore City. These stories are important, said Heather Barrett, administrator of architectural research of...

Eiteljorg Museum will show Native American art in new way

Jan. 15, 2022 00:08 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Eiteljorg Museum ’s revamped Native American Galleries will show works spanning more than 170 years when they reopen in June. But visitors won’t start at the beginning, middle or even the end of that timeframe. Instead, they’ll be greeted by artwork with stories that...

Keith Hernandez stunned by Mets jersey retirement news

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Hernandez was startled to see Mets owner Steve Cohen calling out of the blue Tuesday, then put at ease when the pair spent 10 minutes talking about New York's splashy offseason. “Then he said, ‘That’s not the reason I'm calling,' and then he dropped the...

Painting by Marsden Hartley last seen 40 years ago is found

Jan. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A painting by the American modernist Marsden Hartley that had been missing for 40 years was found in a bank vault, a significant step toward recovering the works of an increasingly appreciated artist who considered himself “the painter of Maine.” The...

Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants

Jan. 11, 2022 14:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. Officials with the nonprofit law center said the...

Home Depot Foundation gives $1M to civil rights center

Jan. 11, 2022 08:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot Foundation said it will give $1 million to the Atlanta-based National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which plans to use the donation to expand its museum and increase community education and training. The foundation, established by the...

Damaged O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration

Jan. 10, 2022 20:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A damaged Georgia O’Keeffe painting is back on display after conservators spent 1,250 hours and $145,000 restoring it. Dale Kronkright, head of conservation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, called the job the most massive restoration project he...

State Museum wants 'Gen X' contributions for fall exhibition

Jan. 10, 2022 07:38 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Tired of Baby Boomers' stories of the “good ol' days,” of Millennials' tiny attention spans or the fatuous complaints of Zoomers? You must be part of the “forgotten” Generation X, and the Illinois State Museum wants to hear from you. ...

University exhibit explores U.S. response to Holocaust

Jan. 09, 2022 11:35 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A special exhibit at the University of Mississippi explores the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and ’40s. “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the...