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  • Who's Afraid of the Museum of the Bible?

    01/11/2018 6:17:46 AM PST · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Mosaic ^ | Jan. 2 2018 | Diana Muir Appelbaum
    Critics accuse it of threatening the separation of church and state; in truth, Washington’s new museum makes an invaluable contribution to American (and Jewish) cultural literacy.
  • John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence

    12/07/2017 2:00:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7,2017 | By Brett Samuels
    Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Thursday he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Lewis said in a joint statement with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Lewis and Thompson cited Trump’s past comments about women, immigrants and NFL players who have protested during the national anthem before games, saying his remarks "disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders. Lewis had previously said he was reconsidering whether to attend after the White...
  • NAACP: Trump should not attend Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening

    12/06/2017 6:23:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    The NAACP on Tuesday announced opposition to President Trump attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend, saying he has created a "racially hostile climate." [Snip] Amos Brown, an NAACP board member and Jackson native, called Trump’s planned appearance "an insult." Trump has repeatedly faced backlash for making inflammatory statements about minority groups and sparked controversy after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., for saying that "both sides" were to blame. He has been harshly critical of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, and feuded with the father of...
  • New Yorkers call for removal of Met painting that ‘sexualizes’ girl

    12/03/2017 4:54:14 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 3, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    New Yorkers have launched a petition demanding that the Metropolitan Museum of Art remove a 1938 painting of a young woman with her underwear exposed, “given the current climate around sexual assault.” The piece, titled “Thérčse Dreaming” by the French artist Balthus, “sexualizes” the girl, who is shown lounging in a skirt with her knee up on a chair, according to the petition, which was posted on the Web site Care 2. Modal Trigger “Thérčse Dreaming” by Balthus Mia Merrill, the New Yorker who started the petition, says the painting should be yanked from the venerable institution because Balthus...
  • What’s Inside DC’s New $800 Million, Theme-Park-Influenced Museum Of The Bible

    11/25/2017 11:30:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/24/2017 | Josh Shepherd
    Even skeptics are wowed by the high-tech museum. Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Kennicott called Museum of the Bible ‘stocked with historic treasures.’ By Josh ShepherdNovember 20, 2017 The professor of Jewish studies passes under an ornate archway, leading to another part of the sprawling History of the Bible floor. Keeping up with him isn’t easy, as we dodge workers who continue to install museum panels before opening day.“There’s nothing false anywhere,” Professor Lawrence Schiffman says over his shoulder, gesturing towards dozens of Torah scrolls carefully lit for preservation. “I’ve been walking around even today, reading more labels. We keep...
  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • The Guggenheim just yanked three animal-related artworks after receiving threats

    09/27/2017 7:24:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | 09-27-2017 | CZ
    New York’s Guggenheim Museum said it will not include three works in an upcoming exhibition after they sparked the ire of animal rights groups. The exhibition, “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” included three works that critics said promoted cruelty to animals–including one called “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other,” which reportedly included footage of pit bulls on treadmills. The museum initially defended showing the works, saying it valued freedom of expression, but it said in a statement yesterday that threats of violence have forced it to reconsider out of concern for the safety of its visitors....
  • Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Absolving Obama Administration for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide

    09/06/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | September 5, 2017 • 10:30 PM | Armin Rosen
    A major United States Holocaust Memorial Museum study of the Obama Administration’s Syria policy was put on hold last night after portions of the study given to Tablet were greeted with shock and harsh criticism by prominent Jewish communal leaders and thinkers. According to a publicity email sent by the Museum, the study was set to be launched at an event at the US Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 11 and was overseen by a former US intelligence and national security official under Obama, Cameron Hudson, now director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide....
  • Obama Library To Firms Vying To Build Library: Diversity Is Essential

    09/01/2017 3:04:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | August 31, 2017 | Sam Cholke
    WOODLAWN — The Obama Foundation is asking the four construction teams vying to build the presidential center to set high standards for local and minority hiring. The foundation announced four finalists Thursday morning and also the standards for hiring the foundation is setting for each. Each of the firms has to lay out how it would meet a commitment to awarding half of its subcontracts to “diverse suppliers,” which expands the normal definition of firms from women and minority-owned firms to also include veteran-, disabled- or LGBTQ-owned firms. As the definition of inclusive hiring is broadened, the foundation is specifying...
  • The Newseum may consider selling its building

    08/30/2017 3:03:27 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Poynter ^ | August 28, 2017 | Benjamin Mullin
    The Newseum's perennial financial woes once again spilled out into public Monday night after The Washington Post reported that the museum's president, Jeffrey Herbst, was stepping down as its board takes a long, hard look at the books. The audit could trigger a sale of the Newseum, a spectacular (and costly) mecca for news lovers on 555 Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, D.C., according to The Washington Post's Margaret Sullivan. Keeping the Newseum afloat has required more than $500 million from its creator, The Freedom Forum, and it hasn't become a self-sustaining enterprise:
  • Report: African American history museum to host a Colin Kaepernick exhibit

    08/18/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 60 replies ^ | Aug 18. 2017 | Kevin Skiver
    People have had a lot to say on Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem, but there is one undeniable fact: It has impacted how we watch football. Now it's being recognized again. Kaepernick is getting his own exhibit in the National Museum of African American History.
  • OJ Simpson Pop-Up Museum To Open In Chinatown

    08/18/2017 9:21:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 17, 2017
    CHINATOWN ( — The white Ford Bronco has returned. As CBS2’s Jo Kwon reports, an OJ Simpson museum is opening at a Chinatown gallery. The white Bronco sitting right outside the museum is not the actual vehicle OJ was in during the 1994 chase — just the same year and model.
  • Take down 'racist' Theodore Roosevelt statue, activists tell New York museum

    08/15/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    Hundreds of activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day. More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as activists covered the statue of Roosevelt on horseback flanked by an African American and Native American on either side and demanded it be ultimately removed. “A stark embodiment of the white supremacy that Roosevelt himself espoused and promoted,” the group explained in a statement. “The statue is seen as an affront to all who pass it on entering the museum, but...
  • Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

    07/31/2017 8:23:47 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/31/17 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Israeli police say, authorities arrested five Palestinian antiquities dealers in Jerusalem and confiscated items dating back thousands of years from their homes and shops: papyrus fragments from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the bust of an Etruscan woman, a fresco from Pompeii depicting swimming fish. They also seized more modern objects — two black luxury Audi vehicles — and more than $200,000 in cash.
  • Missouri Civil War Museum Wants the St. Louis Confederate Memorial But City Says No

    06/13/2017 7:21:43 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 14 replies
    KVTI News ^ | 12 June 2017 | Vic Faust
    Koran Addo, chief of staff for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, says they will not allow anyone to take total ownership of the monument without allowing the city a say in how it's displayed in future. "We need to make sure that the monument will never be displayed in a way that celebrates the Confederacy." Addo said.
  • Nash Farm Battlefield museum to close after commissioner requests removal of Confederate flags

    05/24/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced on Tuesday plans to close the museum, apparently after Henry County District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons requested they remove their Confederate flags from display at the property. The museum property, owned by Henry County, housed a large artifact collection, period clothing exhibits, and history of the Nash Farm and family from the Civil War era battles that were fought on the site. “These stories were told mainly through primary sources, sometimes secondary, but never tertiary sources. To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a...
  • Hipster Obama’s presidential library will include a recording studio

    05/07/2017 3:10:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    PPP Focus ^ | May 7, 2017 | Paul Smedley
    Former President Obama and his wife Michelle returned Wednesday to Chicago to unveil plans for the new Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park dedicated to the 44th President. Barack and Michelle also announced that they will be donating $2 million to support efforts to create jobs in Chicago. The recording studio will be a space “where I can invite Chance [the Rapper] or Bruce Springsteen, depending on your taste, to come here and talk about how you can record music that has social commentary and meaning”, Obama said. The renderings depict three buildings – a forum, library, and museum –...
  • Museum of the American Revolution Opens in Philadelphia

    04/07/2017 1:09:42 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Style ^ | April 3, 2017 | Kristin Detterline
    Walk in George Washington's footsteps at the new Museum of the American Revolution. The new Museum of the American Revolution is home to many of George Washington’s personal belongings. If the presidential election left you wondering how government works, then Old City’s new Museum of the American Revolution, opening on April 19, may hold a few of the answers. Former governor Ed Rendell serves on the museum board and has been involved in the project since his early days in office. “It’s filled with one great story after another—and these are stories that need to be told,” he says. Here,...
  • Hitler Painting on Show for First Time at Italy Museum

    03/12/2017 4:01:25 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-10-2017 | Staff
    The exhibition's curator sees little artistic merit in the undated painting. "It's a piece of crap," says curator Vittorio Sgarbi. "It's a painting by a hopeless man, it could have been done by Kafka, it says a lot about his psyche: here you do not see greatness, you see misery." Hitler famously applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the 1900s but was rejected twice. Despite being considered a mediocre artist, his work has fetched considerable sums at auction in recent years.
  • At African American Museum, Donald Trump Vows to Defend 'Promise of Freedom'

    02/21/2017 3:25:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., commenting on its significance in American history. “Today and every day of my presidency, I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African Americans and for every American,” Trump said to reporters during the tour on Tuesday. “So important. Nothing more important.”