Ohio Statehouse turns spooky for seasonal tours

Ohio Statehouse turns spooky for seasonal tours


The Ohio Statehouse is preparing for its annual spooky celebration of state history and legend.

Ticket sales are underway for the Halloween season’s Haunted Statehouse tours, featuring staff members and costumed volunteers leading visitors on a family-friendly excursion through the state capital’s dimly lit limestone corridors.

This year’s tour features old favorites, new stories and what the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board calls “recently found evidence of paranormal activity” in the building.

Tours take place Fridays and Saturdays during the last two weekends of October. They depart every half hour between 7 and 9 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. They must be pre-ordered. The event is considered appropriate for age 9 and older.

Advertising museum is founded in NYC


The first museum dedicated to celebrating the global advertising industry has been founded in New York City. Exhibits will feature historical works of all mediums to explore the intersection of creativity, culture and commerce.

The nonprofit organization is in the planning stages, working with members of the advertising community and consumer brands on various items including fundraising, sponsorships and building the museum collection.

The Museum of Advertising is committed to preserving and interpreting the historical collective works of the advertising industry through commercial artifacts, celebrated ad campaigns and their creators; exploring sociological and economical impacts; forging emotional connections between visitors and brands past and present; and enhancing appreciation for the profound role advertising has played and continues to play in shaping culture, society and the economy worldwide.

Asian Art Museum unveils $90M plan


The Asian Art Museum, one of San Francisco’s foremost cultural institutions, has unveiled details of a $90 million investment in the museum’s future, one that will transform public engagement with the world-renowned collection, exhibitions and cultural programs offered by the city-owned museum.

In early 2018, construction will begin on the centerpiece of this transformation: a new, 13,000-square-foot exhibition Pavilion and Art Terrace added to the east, Hyde Street side of the museum’s Civic Center home. The pavilion is scheduled to open in summer 2019.

Guggenheim pulls criticized works after threats made


The Guggenheim Museum in New York City has removed three works from an upcoming exhibition after receiving threats of violence over inclusion of the pieces.

The Guggenheim made the announcement last week, saying it’s removing the pieces out of concern for the safety of staff and visitors. One of the pieces that drew criticism was a video titled “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other” which showed pit bulls charging at each other while tied to treadmills.

The other pieces being removed involved a dome housing hundreds of live insects and reptiles and a video of a boar and a sow mating in front of an audience.

The exhibition, “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World,” opens Oct. 6.

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