Museums - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Museums 'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers' camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to. It was 1936, during the throes of the Great Depression, and Lange took out her camera. The image she titled "Migrant Mother" became the late photographer's m... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:02:00Z Exhibit explores heyday of Atlantic Ocean luxury liners SALEM, Mass. (AP) — This was the golden era for ocean travel: when ladies wore floor-length ball gowns, sometimes with parasols in hand, and gents donned flared frock-coats that gave them an hour-glass figure, a style inspired by Prince Albert. Opulence and beauty were paramount for the cruise liner. Fans can now relive this bygone era through some tellta... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:47:00Z Metropolitan Museum of Art works to rebound from money woes NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts, the museum is considering a mandatory admissions fee for visitors from outside New York state. The set fee, possibly $25 for adults, would be the first in the venerable museum's 147-... Mon, 15 May 2017 15:29:00 GMT 2017-05-15T15:29:00Z Met Plans To Charge Mandatory Admission To help close a $15 million budget gap, the Met wants to start charging visitors from outside New York state a set admission fee instead of the current... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-15T05:17:00Z Orioles star Jones sees Negro Leagues museum, urges dialogue KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction at Fenway Park, the star said Sat... Sat, 13 May 2017 21:35:00 GMT 2017-05-13T21:35:00Z Orioles' Adam Jones donates $20K to Negro Leagues museum KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, the target of racial taunts during a recent game in Boston, has donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Jones plans to visit the museum and speak with its president, Bob Kendrick, on Saturday before the Orioles continue their series against the Kansas C... Fri, 12 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T21:47:00Z New American Writers Museum narrates Great American Story CHICAGO (AP) — The American Writers Museum , seven years in the making, is an endeavor even the most daring author might shy from: How, on a single floor of an office building, do you tell the story of centuries of American language? The museum's curators wanted the broadest possible concept of writing, one that includes not just novels, memoirs and poetr... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:06:00Z Duke Energy spars with Civil Rights museum over power bills GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest utility already turned off the lights during Black History Month at a museum honoring the lunch-counter sit-in that sparked the 1960s civil rights movement. Now it's threatening to cut off the power altogether if the museum doesn't pay thousands more each month to cover the possibility of delinquent payments. "... Thu, 11 May 2017 17:51:00 GMT 2017-05-11T17:51:00Z St. Louis to turn Chuck Berry's one-time home into museum ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is planning to convert Chuck Berry's one-time home into a museum and to create a cultural district around it honoring the rock 'n' roll legend and other prominent African Americans who have lived in that part of the city. The city on Monday solicited bids for the project, which will be centered around the home at 3137 Whittier S... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:03:00 GMT 2017-05-09T17:03:00Z Museum gets big early 20th century Woodstock art collection ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Museum is getting a large collection of artwork from the Woodstock Art Colony of the early 20th century. Officials at the downtown Albany museum announced Tuesday that 1,500 paintings, sculptures and archival material were donated by collector Arthur Anderson, who lives in the Woodstock area. A yea... Tue, 09 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT 2017-05-09T13:30:00Z Ripa, Liotta, Chung among New Jersey Hall of Fame honorees ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Hall of Fame has honored its newest members with songs and speeches. Camden County native Kelly Ripa, actor Ray Liotta of Newark and Middletown resident Connie Chung were among the honorees at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Sunday night. Inductee Wyclef Jean spoke of his father bringing the... Mon, 08 May 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-05-08T20:32:00Z Wenner reflects on Rolling Stone at 50 NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after he launched an underground newspaper that changed music journalism and a great deal more, Jann S. Wenner finds Rolling Stone being showcased in a once-unthinkable forum: a museum. "At least it's a museum I own," Wenner said with a laugh during a recent telephone interview as he anticipated an anniversary exhibition at the... Thu, 04 May 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-05-04T20:30:00Z Owner: Site of Pulse nightclub massacre 'now sacred ground' ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate future generations about the importance of tolerance, the club's owner said Thursday. "What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground," Pulse owner Barbara ... Thu, 04 May 2017 20:09:00 GMT 2017-05-04T20:09:00Z Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career. Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty ... Wed, 03 May 2017 20:03:00 GMT 2017-05-03T20:03:00Z Rei Kawakubo, visionary of fashion, honored at new Met show NEW YORK (AP) — If you're someone who likes a lot of guidance and explanation at the museum, you might want to dramatically recalibrate your expectations before heading into "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between," the lavishly presented new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Arriving in a brilliant white space con... Mon, 01 May 2017 21:33:00 GMT 2017-05-01T21:33:00Z Washington's hottest ticket? African-American history museum The hottest ticket in Washington, D.C., right now? It's for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, where thousands of tickets are snapped up each month within minutes of being released, a full seven months after the museum opened. The 750 passes released online each day at 6:30 a.m. are gone within 15 to 30 minutes. Whe... Mon, 01 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-01T19:42:00Z Rock Hall induction ceremony returns to Cleveland next April CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn't hosted the induction ceremony since 2015. The event instead has been held in New York. The hall said last year that it would have the ceremony in Cleveland every two yea... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:52:00 GMT 2017-04-26T12:52:00Z Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibit LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday. The museum's "Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald" exhibition includes the first Grammy Award that Fitzgerald won — the first awarded to an African-American woman — as well as some of her gowns, sheet ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-04-25T22:54:00Z Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles' TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes. Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed on the surface of the moon during NASA's 1971 Apollo 14 mis... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:16:00 GMT 2017-04-22T15:16:00Z Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology on Saturday is opening "All the World is Here," a renovated exhibition gallery featuring more than 600 objects from Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Many of the items a... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-04-22T13:54:00Z The Latest: Prince fans join 'purple family' at Paisley Park MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of Prince's death (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A few fans are starting to gather outside Paisley Park on the anniversary of megastar Prince's death. Rhonda Soso traveled from Compton, California, to shoot photos on a sunny Friday morning of the recording-complex-turned-museum in suburban Minneapolis where Prince lived and died... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:18:00 GMT 2017-04-21T14:18:00Z For blues fans, Mississippi Delta has many stories to tell CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Delta has no shortage of museums, historic attractions and clubs devoted to the blues. But visitors will find the region has many other stories to tell, from the cotton plantations where African-American families worked and lived in desperate poverty to culinary traditions that reflect a surprising ethnic diversity. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:54:00 GMT 2017-04-20T16:54:00Z Founding generation, not just fathers, focus of new museum PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alongside a display of the Declaration of Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution, a separate tableau tells the story of Mumbet, an enslaved black woman in Massachusetts who, upon hearing the document read aloud, announced that its proclamation that "all men are created equal" should also include her. In response, her mas... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:38:00 GMT 2017-04-18T11:38:00Z Wiregrass Blues Fest pays homage to blues heritage DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The annual Wiregrass Blues Festival will pay homage to the history of the blues and the connection the music genre had with the wiregrass. The schedule was released this week for the festival that kicks off April 21 with a pre-party meet and greet including entertainment by King Bee, The Dothan Eagle ( reported. The two-day event wil... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:54:00 GMT 2017-04-16T15:54:00Z Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack 75 years later CINCINNATI (AP) — At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the course of World War II. Now the sole survivor of the original 80-member group, Cole recalls the excitement of learning the bombing target they had been secretly training for was Japan itself. ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:23:00 GMT 2017-04-16T15:23:00Z Patsy Cline Museum, Madame Tussauds open in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two new attractions opening this month in Nashville will give fans a chance to get closer to some of their favorite country music icons. The legendary vocalist Patsy Cline gets an overdue honor with a new museum blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. And Madame Tussauds on Friday opens a new music-focused attraction near the Grand Ole ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:11:00 GMT 2017-04-14T02:11:00Z Photo of Ella Fitzgerald going on display at DC museum WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery is putting up a photograph of American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, often referred to as "The First Lady of Song." The portrait is on view beginning Thursday, ahead of the 100th anniversary of Fitzgerald's birth. Fitzgerald, who died in 1996 at the age of 79, would have celebrated her 100th birthday April 25. ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-04-13T13:00:00Z Ready, aim, visit: American Revolution Museum at attention PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With muskets polished, flags aloft and one very commanding tent in place, Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution is at the ready. After nearly two decades of planning, the museum that tells the dramatic story of the founding of the United States opens April 19, the anniversary of the shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:28:00 GMT 2017-04-12T14:28:00Z Museum asks fans of Kermit, Elmo to help pay for exhibit NEW YORK (AP) — A museum is asking fans of Jim Henson's Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. The Museum of the Moving Image launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday seeking $40,000 to help preserve the puppets for posterity. "Jim Henson's work... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:36:00 GMT 2017-04-11T23:36:00Z Woman who lived in former slave cabin visits Smithsonian WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been years since Isabell Meggett Lucas has been inside the tiny house she was born in, a former slave cabin where her ancestors sought refuge from the hot South Carolina sun. But the 86-year-old woman never envisioned that when she finally returned, the wooden two-room house would be viewed by millions of people inside the Smithsonian National Museum o... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:24:00Z