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  • Dress like Bob Dylan and get in free, says museum

    May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Worcester Art Museum is offering free admission to anyone who dresses up like Bob Dylan on May 24, which will be the musician's 72nd birthday. Museum officials say images of Dylan are included in its photography exhibit, "Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation,"... more »
  • Museum plays April Fools' joke on prolific forger

    March 30, 2012 9:30 AM

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Fool me once, the saying goes. But 50 times? That's what a convincing art forger did for nearly three decades when he donated his copies of Picassos and other works of art to unsuspecting museums in 20 states. Mark A. Landis has dressed as a Jesuit priest... more »
  • Renovations planned at Civil War museum

    March 19, 2012 6:35 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A major renovation at the Mansfield State Historic Site museum begins Monday. The Times reports the museum will be closed to the public through at least late April. Renovations include installation of lighting, flooring and wall treatments in preparation for new exhibits about the Civil War... more »
  • Contents of Mardi Gras Museum to be auctioned

    March 8, 2012 10:03 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The glitter, the glitz, the pageantry and history of Mardi Gras is up for sale to the highest bidder. The once thriving Mardi Gras Museum, which closed last year as the budget crunch hit Kenner, is putting its varied collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia up for... more »
  • Schedler says budget could force museum closures

    March 8, 2012 6:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he'll have to close museums if lawmakers pass the budget proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Schedler outlined the situation Wednesday to the House Appropriations Committee, which is combing through Jindal's proposals for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The secretary of... more »
  • Museum to exhibit Hindu deities in bronze

    July 19, 2011 6:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Museum of Art will display Hindu deities in bronze in an exhibit called "The Elegant Image" from Aug. 5 to Oct. 23. The exhibition, believed to span 15 centuries of the Indian subcontinent, will show over 100 sculptures. Rajan Zed, who is president... more »
  • Boston museum to pay restitution, keep painting

    June 27, 2011 10:33 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has determined that a 17th century Dutch painting in its collection was once owned by a Jewish art dealer who died at the hands of the Nazis in World War II. The Boston Globe reports the museum has agreed to... more »
  • New Orleans African American Museum gets boost

    January 11, 2011 5:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans African American Museum in Treme is getting a big boost. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the museum is getting $3 million in federal funds to help pay for renovations and expansion of the museum. The museum is based in the Treme Villa, an 1828... more »
  • New Year's Eve Party for Kids

    December 30, 2010 4:26 PM

    At the stroke of twelve (noon that is) on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at 12:00 noon there is only one place in Louisiana where a family can dance in a confetti blizzard; use a mallet and ring the bell on a kid-sized high-striker; create a work of... more »
  • Mignon Faget's work at French Quarter museum

    October 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mignon Faget has told this story before. But it still makes her chuckle. "It's true," she said with a soft laugh. "I melted down the bonbon dishes." It was back in 1970, when Faget was making a name for herself as a clothing designer. She had... more »
  • Destroyer Planned as Museum had 4 Kittens Aboard

    August 30, 2010 5:46 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - When the USS Orleck departed Orange, Texas, for Lake Charles on May 18, the Gearing-class destroyer had four secret stowaways. They managed to remain undetected for the vessel's two-day trip to Lake Charles. Once the Orleck docked at its new homeport on the Calcasieu River,... more »
  • World War II Museum in NOLA Expanding

    August 26, 2010 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A flock of warbirds will be the stars of the latest expansion of the National World War II Museum. Construction of the $35 million U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Land, Sea and Air will be formally announced Friday as part of the museum's overall $300 million expansion. The... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • New Orleans Museum of Art Names New Director

    May 14, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Museum of Art says Susan M. Taylor will become its sixth director on Sept. 1, when E. John Bullard retires after 37 years. Bullard will remain on staff as Director Emeritus to help Taylor's transition and will work on the museum's centennial celebrations... more »
  • Baton Rouge Museum Benefitting from NASA Groups

    May 14, 2010 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will be among befeficiaries of a $904,159 grant from NASA to produce new planetarium programs and a portable planetarium. The grant will be spent through a partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and Rice University and several... more »
  • Bach Lunch 2010 line-up

    February 19, 2010 11:57 AM

    The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its spring Bach Lunch 2010 season line-up. Bach Lunch, on-going for 22 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing form Noon to 1pm. Lunches are available for purchases from local restaurants on a first-come-first-serve basis... more »
  • Hilliard University Art Museum - UL Lafayette

    January 14, 2010 12:28 PM

    An unprecedented event will take place on January 23, 2010 at The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. East/West: Visually Speaking is a first of its kind exhibition of contemporary Chinese Art, featuring thirteen Chinese artists whose works reference Western stylistic history.... more »
  • Holiday Festivities in Lafayette

    November 24, 2009 11:31 AM

    Celebrate the Holidays Downtown 'Twas the Light Before Christmas: The holidays in Downtown Lafayette are always festive as attractions, retailers and restaurants open their doors to the Christmas shopper and to those celebrating the season. This year, the Downtown area focuses on the many events that make the season... more »
  • Racy vehicle at Louisiana aviation history museum

    November 13, 2009 4:01 PM

    Souped-up speedster from the ‘30s lands At Louisiana's aviation history museum There's something new - and very racy - at the Louisiana State Museum's aviation history museum in Patterson, Louisiana. It's the souped-up and streamlined WW-45, one of the fastest and most advanced airplanes of the 1930s. The... more »
  • Louisiana State Museum-Patterson is now admission free

    October 23, 2009 12:55 PM

    PATTERSON - The Louisiana State Museum-Patterson , housing two unique collections exploring the region's historic aviation and logging industries, has adopted a free admissions policy effective Saturday, October 24. "Our goal is to make this wonderful family-friendly destination even friendlier, especially in a tough economy," said Sam Rykels, Assistant Secretary... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: October 23, 2009

    October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

    The 4th Annual Jeep Jaunt gets rolling Sunday morning at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard. The 35-mile, police escorted ride takes off at 9:30. For a unique wine tasting experience with cuisine from local chefs, head to Hilliard University Museum this weekend. The Acadiana Wine and Food Festival will offer elegant... more »
  • Orphan Train Museum

    October 10, 2009 7:21 PM

    The Lousiana Orphan Train Museum opened Saturday in Opelousas, keeping a part of Acadiana history alive. In the mid 1800's a nun from New York City started "orphan trains," sending toddlers from the Big Apple across the country to start new lives. In 1907 the first trains arrived in... more »

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