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Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

Jun. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso went on show Wednesday in a major exhibition at Moscow's Pushkin Museum. The treasures hail from the early 20th century collection of Russian businessman Sergei Shchukin, whose collection was...

Broncos to honor Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

Jun. 17, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Renaming their stadium in his honor isn't one of those. The team...

Peyton Manning adds another honor in TN Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Peyton Manning, the former quarterback with a record five NFL MVPs among the string of awards and honors to his credit, calls his decision to attend the University of Tennessee one of the best he's ever made. That makes being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on...

National Atomic Testing Museum in Vegas looking for new home

Jun. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas has outgrown its space east of the Las Vegas Strip, according to museum officials, who are looking for a new location to expand the facility's nuclear testing exhibits. The museum, which opened in 2005 and became affiliated with the...

Park named after Boston Marathon bombing victim opens

Jun. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in Boston to celebrate the opening of a park named in honor of the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Gov. Charlie Baker joined Mayor Mary Walsh and members of Martin Richard's family Saturday to open Martin's Park. The park features an accessible...

German Jewish group applauds museum director's resignation

Jun. 15, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Central Council of Jews is welcoming the resignation of the director of Berlin's Jewish Museum amid accusations he promoted views critical of Israel. Council President Andreas Schuster told dpa news agency Saturday Peter Schaefer's resignation was appropriate, especially at a time...

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Jun. 14, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in...

Director of Berlin's Jewish Museum quits following criticism

Jun. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum is stepping down following strong criticism of the museum's leadership by Germany's Jewish community. A statement Friday said director Peter Schaefer was resigning to prevent further damage to the museum. There was no immediate word on a long-term...

Baltimore art museum adds over 70 works to its collection

Jun. 14, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art has so far this year added more than 70 contemporary and historic artworks to its broad collection. BMA director Christopher Bedford said in a Thursday statement that the new acquisitions highlight the curatorial team's vision in forging connections "across...

Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall

Jun. 14, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters...