Stories tagged: museum
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Egypt places colossus of Ramses II in atrium of new museum
With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities’ museum under construction …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
With Trump, some African Americans to skip Mississippi event
Many in Mississippi’s African-American community had waited decades for a civil rights museum. But with President Donald Trump coming to the museum’s opening Saturday, some will skip the eagerly anticipated …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 1:08 a.m.
Rich history of cannabis on display at Seattle Museum
Prior to 1937, marijuana was considered medicine, and its versatile parent plant, hemp, was grown and refined for the production of paper, textiles, clothing, biofuels and more.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
New Orleans museum Halloween tour highlights the macabre
Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Tiny museum seeks to revive interest in forgotten artist
An Idaho-born landscape painter who traveled the world on the strength of his sales, had one-man shows in New York and commissioned a studio by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Salem museum showcases history of psychiatry
A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also …
Sat., June 17, 2017, noon
Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors
From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” – a real street …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Developer gives Portland State $5 million for art museum
A prominent Portland philanthropist announced he’s donating $5 million for an art museum on the campus of Portland State University.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Oregon museum displays WWII models built 75 years ago
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
St. Louis to turn Chuck Berry’s one-time home into museum
The city on Monday solicited bids for the project. It will be centered around the north St. Louis home where Berry lived for eight years in the 1950s. During that …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago
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 …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:58 a.m.
Museum asks fans of Kermit, Elmo to help pay for exhibit
A New York City 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 …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Centennial of U.S. entrance into WWI lures visitors to museum
Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum
Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Spokane fire engine preserved for historical significance but there’s no place to exhibit it
Tom Heckler, curator of the Spokane Fire Department museum, was recently gifted a 1977 engine to add to his collection. The problem? He doesn’t have anywhere to display it.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Oregon museum becomes Smithsonian Institution affiliate
An Oregon museum has been selected as a Smithsonian Affiliate, allowing it to access exhibits and artifacts from the world’s largest museum and research complex.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
George Lucas museum cliffhanger: LA or San Francisco?
SAN FRANCISCO – For nearly a decade, George Lucas has been trying to build a museum for his personal art collection. After several false starts, the filmmaker will decide in …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
Idaho museum to open for nuclear reactor’s 65th anniversary
The Idaho National Laboratory is opening its Experimental Breeder Reactor-I Atomic Museum to celebrate 65 years since the reactor first made electricity.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
Ephrata man helps restore Blue Angels No. 2 for museum
The grand ol’ warrior, a retired McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C registered by the U.S. Navy as No. 163106, but known to the elite Blue Angel Team as No. 2, was retired …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 4 p.m.
Museum to Home: Collections inspire design and decor
When you visit a museum exhibit, you might be so taken by an item – a striking textile, say, or a cool artwork – that you’d love to actually own …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Sneak peek of new Smithsonian shows rich black history
WASHINGTON – Lonnie Bunch leans forward to peer inside a slave cabin from Edisto Island, South Carolina. The dark and cramped interior defies his attempts to showcase the small living …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 5:18 a.m.
Edible balloons, frozen treats: Ice Cream Museum is coolest
Move over Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a “swim” in a pool of faux rainbow …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
New MAC taxidermy exhibit a sort of ‘zoo for the dead’
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture puts the finishing touches on the upcoming Fangs, Fur and Feathers: The Art of Animals exhibit featuring hundreds of real animals preserved through …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Man killed by police at Bend museum identified
Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot in a Bend museum Wednesday.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Smithsonian to include two Bill Cosby items in new history museum
The Smithsonian will display two items related to Bill Cosby at its new African-American history museum on the National Mall and has no current plans to acknowledge the sexual-assault allegations …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
MAC board, former director view reasons for firing differently
Tumultuous in-fighting on the board of directors preceded Forrest Rodgers’s firing as director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Elvis attraction in Vegas closes amid business dispute
An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King’s artifacts.
Mon., June 1, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
Auctioned paintings fetch $1 million for WSU art museum
With $1 million from the recent sale of two 1930s paintings, Washington State University’s Museum of Art looks forward to building and maintaining its collection.
Thu., Dec. 25, 2014
Spokane’s MAC considering return to not-for-profit
After another “flat” budget proposal from the state, leaders at Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture say it’s time for the institution to cut most formal ties with Olympia. …
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013
Ellis Island museum reopens after Superstorm Sandy’s floods
NEW YORK – The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States and became a monument to its mosaic of ancestries reopened to visitors Monday for the first …