Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle / Virginia

African-inspired art exhibit opens in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — To kick off Black History Month, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is exhibiting four decades of work by Murry DePillars, an artist known for his vivid colors and geometric shapes as well as his political commentary and African-inspired patterns. “Murry DePillars: Double Vision,” which features 37 pieces … Continue reading

Celebrities / Local / Politics

Pence meeting with vets in Norfolk before Williamsburg rally

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump’s running mate is meeting with veterans aboard a historic battleship at a Norfolk museum before an evening rally in Colonial Williamsburg. Local media outlets report that Mike Pence will hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday afternoon with about 30 veterans aboard the USS Wisconsin, which is anchored in Norfolk. The … Continue reading

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening
Art / Arts & Entertainment / Music / Theater & Dance

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A festival featuring workshops, storytelling and performances including concerts with bands such as Public Enemy and The Roots will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that the three-day festival, “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” on the Washington Monument … Continue reading

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum
Education / Science / Technology

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

SEATTLE (AP) — Paleontologists with Seattle’s Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull. The remarkable discovery includes the dinosaur’s vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones, and represents about 20 percent of the meat-eating predator. Several … Continue reading

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art
Celebrities / Fashion

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening seconds of the trailer for “The First Monday in May,” the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionablehead in slo-mo as the red-carpet cameras click furiously. Suitably, she sports a glistening tiara. And then suddenly we’re looking at a boyish, bespectacled … Continue reading

US museum returns 10th century Khmer statue to Cambodia
Art / Arts & Entertainment / Asia / International News

US museum returns 10th century Khmer statue to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Monday welcomed home a 10th-century Khmer statue that was looted during the country’s civil war before spending the past three decades at an American museum. The sandstone Torso of Rama statue, which stands 62 inches (157 centimeters) high and is missing its head, arms and feet, was formally … Continue reading

Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday
Art

Cuban-born painter celebrates 100th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera says she’s still bursting with ideas she wants to put on canvas, but the centenarian doesn’t feel any urgency to hurry. “I don’t let anything push me,” said Herrera, who turned 100 on Sunday. She’s been painting since the 1930s. Yet fame arrived late. She sold her … Continue reading