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  • Provocative Argentine exhibit of Barbies is pulled

    October 11, 2014 9:10 PM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Barbie has long been an icon, just not a holy one. A provocative art exhibit featuring Barbie fashion dolls as religious figures such as the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken as a crucified Jesus Christ has been cancelled amid complaints and threats by angry... more »
  • Exhibit celebrates Allen Parish history

    October 5, 2014 4:24 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The pen that former Louisiana Gov. Luther "L.E." Hall used to sign a proclamation creating Allen Parish more than a century ago is on display at the parish courthouse. Clerk of Court Gerald Harrington discovered the antique pen during recent courthouse renovations. Harrington, who has served... more »
  • Exhibit at SLU focuses on Civil War

    November 11, 2013 9:45 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The traveling exhibit "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War" is on display in the lobby of Southeastern Louisiana University's Sims Memorial Library through Dec. 13. Curated by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, the exhibit explores the experiences of... more »
  • Land of Jaguar exhibit nears completion at zoo

    August 14, 2013 9:22 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The oldest area of the Alexandria Zoo is about to become the freshest and most exciting. Renovation of the South American area of the zoo, which hadn't been updated in four decades, is approaching completion. The Town Talk reports it will be unveiled to the public... more »
  • Exhibit recalls Bob Hope, who made troops laugh

    August 2, 2013 5:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bob Hope entertained 11 presidents at the White House, hosted the Academy Awards 19 times and told thousands of jokes to some 10 million U.S. troops over the course of four wars. Now the long life and legacy of the beloved actor and comedian, who died... more »
  • Cheetahs newest exhibit at Baton Rouge Zoo

    July 26, 2013 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 13-year-old cheetah and her two-year-old daughter from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio, are the newest exhibit at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Zoo officials who announced the arrival of the pair said that cheetahs are the fastest land mammal on the... more »
  • Pro football exhibit coming to WW2 Museum

    October 3, 2012 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A traveling exhibit about professional football in America is coming to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. "Gridiron Glory, The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" includes a section about football during World War II. It also will have a home-team... more »
  • Free exhibit includes rare Louisiana furnishings

    March 5, 2012 5:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 50 pieces of early Louisiana furniture will be on display through June 17 in a free exhibit at The Historic New Orleans Collection. The exhibit, called "Furnishing Louisiana," includes 12 galleries of Creole and rustic Acadian furniture such as armoires, high-post beds, chests, tables,... more »
  • Smithsonian exhibit on display

    February 6, 2012 9:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, "Journey Stories," will be on display at the West Feliciana Parish Historical Society Museum through March 18. The Advocate reports the free exhibit portrays the role mobility and travel have played in U.S. history. The museum, at 11757 Ferdinand St.,... more »
  • Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Comes to an End

    July 9, 2011 2:33 PM

    After two years of planning, and six weeks of being on display, today is the last day for the public to view the traveling Smithsonian exhibit entitled "Journey Stories" in St. Martinville. "Journey Stories" tells the story of the shaping of the United States by an unquenchable desire on the... more »
  • Ga. Aquarium to Open Dolphin Exhibit After Delay

    March 31, 2011 11:23 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The massive new addition to the world's largest aquarium isn't simply a tank with dolphins leaping to and fro. It's a Broadway-style show, complete with an ancient sailor named StarSpinner and a battle with a sea creature that can only be settled by dolphins leaping, twisting and... more »
  • Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

    October 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
  • Newseum in Washington is Opening an Exhibit on How Katrina was Reported

    August 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported. The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers shared... more »
  • "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" Exhibit Opens

    July 19, 2010 11:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An exhibit opening Thursday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other animals used during the war. "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" showcases the species most often brought into the war. The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard... more »
  • Saints Exhibit is a Hit in Shreveport

    July 9, 2010 9:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - There were no current members of the New Orleans Saints on hand but that didn't matter to thousands of northwest Louisiana fans who flocked to what was billed as the Saints' Championship Tour exhibit at Shreveport's Convention Center. The star attraction of the exhibit, , was... more »
  • Jackson 5 Exhibit Opens at Detroit's Motown Museum

    June 22, 2010 9:26 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - A Jackson 5 exhibit has opened at the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, marking the one-year anniversary this week of Michael Jackson's death. Starting Tuesday, the public is able to view photographs, awards and uniforms the group wore throughout its career. Museum chief curator Lina Stephens says... more »
  • Coushatta Heritage Center set for 2010

    November 30, 2009 2:04 PM

    ELTON, LOUISIANA (November 30, 2009) - The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is working to protect and showcase it's rich culture and proud history, investing in the development of a new, 20,000-square-foot Coushatta Heritage Center that is set to be completed in 2010. The Center will house a theater, interactive... more »
  • White Alligators in New Orleans

    November 27, 2009 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's a new pair of white alligator hatchlings at the Audubon Nature Institute. White gators found 22 years ago have become a signature animal for the institute, which owns the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Insectarium - where the new hatchlings... more »

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