Pharmacy genius, Henry Solomon Wellcome amassed a lot of knowledge—and amazing tchotchkes too.
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art excluded artworks from a major exhibition all about Harlem, Black artists protested the erasure.
Coade stone was all the rage in late eighteenth-century architecture, and a mother-and-daughter team was behind it all.
Before the French Revolution, professional models were salaried professionals. That would all change in the nineteenth century.
Prodigies, or monsters, were opaque and flexible symbols that signaled that God was sending some message.
By walking his way around an island off the coast of Ireland, the late artist broke with cartography's origins in marking ownership and conquest.
Flappers stole the headlines for their hemlines and wild ways. But were some of them stitching samplers in the meantime?
The miniature paintings celebrated and commemorated love at a time when public expressions of affection were uncouth.
Fourteen colossal black paintings by the modern artist Mark Rothko are installed in an octagonal room in Texas. Visitors say the chapel brings them peace.
As time went on, the dragons in Russian iconography slowly became more Western in style—just like Russia itself.