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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Man killed by police at Bend museum identified

Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot in a Bend museum Wednesday.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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. …


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 …


New MAC exhibit devoted to man with a towering résumé

The new exhibit, “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work,” opening Saturday at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, includes some super-sized objects: • A preserved California condor, 9 feet …


$60 million car museum opens near Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — One of the largest car museums in the country has opened in Tacoma, Wash., as a tribute to how the automobile has shaped American culture and …


Formal vote fires museum director

The board that oversees the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on Wednesday upheld the firing of the museum’s executive director, a decision that revealed significant division between the board …


MAC board fires director again

The board of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Cultures upheld the firing of the museum’s executive director this afternoon, in a decision that has revealed significant division between the …


Mobius Science Center to open in August

Mobius Science Center’s new location will open on Aug. 3, with a grand opening celebration taking place in early September, the organization announced today.


Key pair laid off at MAC

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture escaped budget death last month and now crowds are showing up in good numbers for “Leonardo da Vinci: Man-Inventor-Genius.” Yet the museum had …


Nearly $3 million in state funds preserve MAC

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will not have to close. The museum received just under $3 million for the coming biennium as part of the state budget that …


MAC wins state funding, will remain open

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) will not have to close. The museum received just under $3 million for the coming biennium as part of the state budget …


Spokane Law Enforcement Museum to open soon

William Horatio Lewis was born in Manlius, N.Y., in 1855. He headed west as a stagecoach driver and was one of the first civilians to arrive after the Battle of …


Cheney Museum settling in

It’s been almost a year of uncertainty, but the Cheney Historical Museum has moved into its new location at 420 First St. The museum lost its home last January after …


Castlegar, Revelstoke offer unique looks at Canadian history

It was a fall British Columbia golfing holiday for my wife Sally and me, but since you can’t play the game all day long, we had time to sightsee. We …


Museum raises funds for new home

The Cheney Historical Museum has been keeping the history of Cheney, Four Lakes, Marshall, Tyler and Amber alive for years. The people, schools and some incorporated towns have come and …


Treasure exhibit opens this summer in Bozeman

Gold galleons, buried jewels and plundered booty: no summer vacation should be without a good treasure hunt! This summer, Bozeman, Montana’s Museum of the Rockies provides the tools and tutorials …


BC museum turns its attention to humans

It’s about time. The red-headed stepchildren of the planet will – at long last – get their due, taking their place beside monkeys and bees. Now I’m sure those animal …


Korean War vet fighting a new battle

A nationally recognized nonprofit group has collected more than $6 million, promising to build a Korean War museum in Illinois with tax-deductible donations from veterans in Spokane and across the …


The art of innovation

Samuel Colt’s name is synonymous with revolvers – the Walker Colt, the Colt Navy Revolver and the Colt .45. So naturally, revolvers by the dozen are at the heart of …