AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The project to restore the Emily Dickinson Museum and its grounds to their state in the mid-19th century when the poet lived there is expanding.
Amherst College, which owns the museum, says the renovations on The Homestead as the house is known, will be undertaken following the acquisition of a neighboring property that will be completed using a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities matching grant.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — When visitors to the new MGM Springfield casino soon enter its hotel lobby, they will be greeted by a large, state-of-the-art sculpture that wraps around the interior of the building's entrance.
The piece, the work of New York artist Mia Pearlman, is an homage to the perseverance, resilience and triumph of the region in the aftermath of the tornado that tore through the city in 2011.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A company's planned Massachusetts casino will have an art flair.
MGM's planned Springfield casino will showcase artwork inspired by the region's history.
The casino company announced this week it will commission works drawing on the Springfield-area's industrial roots and famed locals, such as children's author Dr. Seuss and 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.
The works range from large-scale sculptures and mosaics to intricate lithographs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Sixty centimeters below the surface of the lawn, close to an area where a well supplied water to Emily Dickinson's home, a seemingly intact flowerpot dating to the 19th century is uncovered.
There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America's greatest female poets. But that's what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in "A Quiet Passion ," a fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson's extraordinary, ordinary life from her teenage years to her death in 1886.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of the world's foremost scholars on "Moby Dick" author Herman Melville is committing $1.5 million to the University of Kansas.
The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2caDYXX ) reports that the gift from retired English professor Elizabeth Schultz will be used to establish a permanent professorship named after the literary giant.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judith Ann Lanzinger had always considered herself a literal person, a judge who prefers words on paper to be clear — especially in legal briefs and statutes.
But now the Ohio Supreme Court justice embraces some ambiguous words, teaching poetry to fellow judges, helping them, like herself, to use art and literature to break down barriers and to prompt introspection.
If nothing else, she's found that the words of Emily Dickinson and Walt...