Museums

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about the museum's first year and his vision for the future of the exhibits, in Washington. Bunch was named May 28, 2019, as the 14th Smithsonian Secretary by the Smithsonian's board of regents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Lonnie Bunch started working on the Smithsonian's first black museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee. The Smithsonian Institution rewarded the founding director of the wildly popular museum on Tuesday by putting him in charge of all 19 of its museums,...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, is congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2019 - 12:38 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday...
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Joan Collins attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 07, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner through the majestic halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Joan Collins had just swept in, channeling her famous "Dynasty" character, Alexis, in a tiered gown of fluffy...
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Fashion designs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala exhibit, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," are unveiled at a press preview, Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 06, 2019 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Louis XIV and Oscar Wilde, meet Bjork and Lady Gaga. What quality do they share, across the centuries? An innate sense of camp — the aesthetic that's being celebrated in the new fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, "Camp: Notes on Fashion."...
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This Thursday, May 2, 2019 photo, shows a recreation of mobster Al Capone's 1929 cell at the Eastern State Penitentiary, which is now a museum in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 02, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When mobster Al Capone was jailed in Philadelphia in 1929, one newspaper portrayed his cell as a luxurious lockup, adorned with richly colored oriental rugs, polished wood furniture and other trappings the mob boss told the reporter were "very comfortable." The Eastern State...
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People with bananas demonstrate outside Warsaw's National Museum, Poland, Monday, April 29, 2019, to protest against what they call censorship, after authorities removed an artwork at the museum featuring the fruit, saying it was improper. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 29, 2019 - 2:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A few hundred mostly young people jointly ate bananas outside Warsaw's top national gallery on Monday to protest what they called censorship, after authorities removed artwork there featuring the fruit, saying it was improper. The protest was called by artists and opposition...
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The 1915 painting "Port of La Rochelle" by Paul Signac, stolen from the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, France last year, is seen at a briefing in Ukraine's Interior Ministry in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
April 23, 2019 - 3:14 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum. Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of...
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This 2018 photo provided by the University of New Hampshire shows a ground nesting bee pollinating a flower in New Hampshire. The species is one of 14 declining wild bee species identified in a study published in April 2019 by researchers at the university. The new study has found that more than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating fruits and vegetables across New England are on the decline. (University of New Hampshire/Molly Jacobson via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 11:25 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and...
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People attend a vigil in Paris, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 17, 2019 - 2:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Among those watching with horror as fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral was a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Justice Stephen Breyer is an architecture lover who heads the jury of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Carol at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Businessman Francois-Henri Pinault and his billionaire father Francois Pinault said they were immediately giving 100 million euros from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said "this tragedy impacts all French people" and "everyone wants to restore life as quickly as possible to this jewel of our heritage." (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
April 16, 2019 - 11:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France's fiercest...
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