| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:03 PM
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A historic archive documenting Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt in the early 1900s to build a kite-like aircraft that would allow humans to fly was pulled back from an auctioneer’s...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Frank Martinez laid his shaking hands on the surface of the blank canvas. As before every painting, he said a prayer.
Then the artist began his work. He applied acrylic paint and, with a rag, wiped it away. Shapes began to form and colors blended into...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:33 AM
Los Angeles once had "The Swoose" - the oldest B-17 in existence - as a possible war memorial....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:43 PM
More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....
| May 27, 2013
Photographer Wayne F. Miller, who served with an elite Navy unit that produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II and then went on to create a ground-breaking series of portraits chronicling the lives of black Americans in Chicago,...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
First, members of Congress set a trap that would bite hard if they failed to break the political gridlock and come up with a grand bargain on the budget. Then, having failed, they let the trap spring shut. And now, they continue to blunder and bluster...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week.
The budget cuts have resulted in a reduction in a contract for...
| Mar 17, 2013
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Recruiting a new leader for a big museum can take months — sometimes more than a year — involving search committees, consultants and rounds of interviews and negotiations.
In the case of the Autry National Center of the American West,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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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...