Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum will remain open with its collection intact. The announcement comes after museum supporters sued the university over plans to close the museum and sell its $350-million art collection. Boston Globe | NYT
L.A. Times columnist Hector Tobar says: “The Southwest Museum needs to be reopened, in the building Lummis created for it, and with at least some of the artifacts he assembled for it.” (I respect Hector and he’s a friend, but this is like saying we should still be making movies in the Lasky-DeMille Barn.)
Visitors must use the stairs to get to the Elevator Historical Society. WSJ
[Update: The National Pinball Museum has gotten a reprieve! Washington Post]
The Van Gogh Museum is closing six months for renovations. NYT
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum is celebrating 70 years of the Jeep.
Malcolm O’Hagan wants to build an American Writers Museum. Chicago Tribune.
A feature on the National Watch and Clock Museum. Washington Post
Plans for an art museum called the Kunsthalle Detroit. NPR
Plans for a Michael Jackson museum are stalled. Chicago Tribune
Plans for a Bruce Lee museum are also stalled. AP
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The Yogi Berra Museum reopens. AP
“Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe” is at the British Museum Round Reading Room. WSJ
American Folk Art Museum is moving to Lincoln Square. NYT | WSJ
The Louis Armstrong House is celebrating the musician’s birthday (Armstrong claimed the Fourth of July but he was actually born Aug. 4, 1901)
Museum for African Art delays opening. NYT | WSJ
New York Transit Museum sells Lionel’s L.I.R.R. subway cars. NYT
“Shipwrecked” exhibit postponed over questions about how the material was obtained. NYT
The Garbage Museum may have to close, due to financial problems. AP
“One Life: Ronald Reagan” opens at the National Portrait Gallery. Washington Post
The National Pinball Museum may be closing. NYT