Cultural history museums

August 22, 2020 - 12:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A life-sized statue of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has been vandalized outside the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. Museum officials told The Seattle Times that the statue was covered with white paint or a similar substance on Thursday. The damage is being assessed and the...
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FILE - This May 12, 2005 file photo shows a visitor viewing the Impressionist painting called "Rue St.-Honore, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie" painted in 1897 by Camille Pissarro, on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 ruled that a priceless Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of the Spanish museum that acquired it in 1992. (AP Photo/Mariana Eliano, File)
August 18, 2020 - 7:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Camille Pissarro painting a Jewish woman traded to the Nazis to escape the Holocaust in 1939 may remain the property of a Spanish museum that acquired it more than a half-century later. The unanimous ruling issued Monday by a three-judge...
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John Guess Jr., CEO Emeritus of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, talks about the bronze statue "The Spirit of The Confederacy" on display at the museum, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Houston. The bronze statue, called "Spirit of The Confederacy," was removed from a downtown Houston park in June following a March 2018 recommendation by a task force established by Mayor Sylvester Turner. The statue, which has been in storage following its removal, arrived at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 18, 2020 - 3:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston museum dedicated to conserving African American culture said Tuesday that its decision to display a more than 100-year-old Confederate statue is about providing Black Americans with a way to confront slavery’s painful legacy and include their lived experiences in the...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., speaks during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House has passed a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum for American Latinos that would showcase Latino history, art and culture. The bill was approved Monday by a voice vote and now goes to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum for American Latinos that would showcase Latino history, art and culture. The bill was approved Monday by a voice vote and now goes to the Senate, where it has bipartisan support. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2016 file photo, people on a wharf watch as the Mayflower II arrives in Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. After undergoing more than three years of major renovations at Connecticut's Mystic Seaport and months of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the replica of the Mayflower is is set to leave Mystic Seaport on Monday, July 20, 202 for a sea trials in New London, before sailing up the coast and arriving at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts on during the second week of August. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 18, 2020 - 10:06 am
Cue the cameras: The Mayflower II is ready for its closeup and its journey home. The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 is preparing to embark from Connecticut after three years' and $11.2 million worth of renovations — and several...
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People chant slogans following Turkey's Council of State's decision, outside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Friday, July 10, 2020.Turkey's Council of State, threw its weight behind a petition brought by a religious group and annulled a 1934 cabinet decision that changed the 6th century building into a museum. The ruling allows the government to restore the Hagia Sophia's previous status as a mosque.The decision was in line with the Turkish President's Recep Tayyip Erdogan's calls to turn the hugely symbolic world heritage site into a mosque despite widespread international criticism, including from the United States and Orthodox Christian leaders. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
July 10, 2020 - 2:55 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The president of Turkey on Friday formally converted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum. The decision sparked deep...
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In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 photo, Obi Uwakwe poses with his painting in Chicago. Uwakwe is an artist/photographer and submitted his art work to the the Illinois State Museum, which is documenting what daily life is like for Illinois families during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
May 16, 2020 - 10:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Artist Obi Uwakwe was driving through Chicago’s empty streets, camera on his lap to document life during COVID-19, when he saw something that made him stop: a casket being carried out of a church while a few mourners stood by, their faces covered. The 43-year-old raised his camera...
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People visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. A long stalemate over the future independence of the landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refuses to reinstate — offered to renounce the job(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 14, 2020 - 9:27 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two co-founders of Warsaw's landmark Jewish museum on Friday urged the Polish government to consider the country's international image and accept their choice for museum director, in hope of ending a long impasse that has raised concerns over the popular institution's future...
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FILE-In this July 16, 2019 file photo people pass the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. Two co-founders of the museum urged the third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, saying a failure to do so is incomprehensible and is damaging to Polish-Jewish relations. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski/file)
February 12, 2020 - 4:11 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A long stalemate over the future independence of Warsaw’s landmark Jewish history museum is building toward a crucial turning point after the former director — who won a competition for a second term but whom Poland's populist government refuses to reinstate — offered to...
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FILE-in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo people walk through a wooden 17th century synagogue once located in Gwozdziec, a formerly Polish town now in Ukraine, at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew in Warsaw, Poland. Two co-founders of the museum on Thursday urged the third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to re-appoint the museum's former director, saying a failure to do so is incomprehensible and is damaging to Polish-Jewish relations. (Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press/file)
January 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two co-founders of a prominent Jewish history museum in Warsaw urged their third partner — the Polish government — to comply with an agreement to reappoint the museum's former director, arguing Thursday that a failure to do so threatens the museum and is damaging to Polish-...
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