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Hanging on the telephone: Maguire Museum tracks America’s disappearing payphones

The cell phone may have killed the payphone, but photographer Eric Kunsman seeks out people for whom payphones are a lifeline.
By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Construction begins for the new African American Museum of Bucks County

The facility will tell the history of Bucks County, from the Lenni Lenape people, through Black slavery and emancipation, into the Great Migration of the 20th century.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

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New Pittsburgh art museum keeps the tradition of American tattooing alive

The Pittsburgh Tattoo Art Museum opened in March in a basement shop and visitors will find artifacts that used to belong to Percy Waters, Bert Grimm and Lew Alberts.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Visitors are returning to Pittsburgh museums, sometimes at pre-pandemic levels

The coronavirus pandemic is as big a challenge as most Pittsburgh arts groups have ever faced. But while performance troupes are only just beginning to resume indoor, in-person performances, many of the city’s museums say attendance has been rebounding for months.

By Bill O'Driscoll/WESA

Philadelphia’s Jewish museum emerges from bankruptcy

The National Museum of American Jewish History hopes to reopen soon

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY