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Because of budget cuts mandated by the federal sequestration, the Smithsonian Institution will begin closing galleries in some art museums to the public. Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough said Tuesday in a news release that the temporary closings would...
Tags: Arts, Arts and Culture
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...
Tags: Arts, Budgets and Budgeting, Finance, Culture, U.S. Congress
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
If only you had a history teacher like Steve Berry. The history texts of this New York Times best-selling author aren't just filled with dates and faceless names — they're packed with danger and intrigue. Thriller fans have followed Berry's main...
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War, Harford County Public Library is hosting Civil War 150, a series of events including visits from bestselling authors of books about the Civil War, book discussion...
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures. Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
Those who visit the Ellendale Opera House Sunday will have a chance to learn the history of aprons, see a style show and enjoy ice cream. “Fit to be Tied” is the title of Lana Schaunaman’s presentation, which will feature a variety...
Tags: Arts, Arts and Culture
Carol G. Hjortsberg, former head of Grace Episcopal Day School and author of a history of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, died March 27 from complications of diabetes at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 69. "Carol was very...
There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary. Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
PETOSKEY — Petoskey’s cultural offerings recently helped the community secure a spot on a list of top U.S. small towns to visit. Smithsonian Magazine profiled Petoskey in its April issue as part of “The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in...
Tags: Arts, Newspaper and Magazine, Artists, Museums, Culture
Patrons will have another day to browse the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of nearly 2 million works. The New York museum announced on Thursday that it will be open to the public seven days a week -- nearly 60 hours in total -- starting...
Enjoy a truly unique musical role-playing experience with General Grant and President Lincoln. Will and Bernadine Boyce have spent years perfecting their impersonations of General and Mrs. Grant (along with other Civil War personalities) and Dr. Duke...
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