Dürer's image of a rhinoceros which drowned off Italy 500 years ago remains one of the world's most famous prints.
Wax flowers were a major obsession of Victorian women, allowing them to combine art and industry.
In the wake of the Orlando massacre, how do we as a nation use art to help with healing and mourning?
Frida hats, and packs, and slacks, oh my! Frida Kahlo used material culture to construct her identity — and material culture made her an icon in return.
Before cell phones and selfies, American artist Cindy Sherman influenced the world with her monumental and ongoing series of self-portraiture.
SFMOMA celebrated its 75th anniversary with a huge architectural expansion, only rivaled by its technological innovations.
To outsiders, art auctions can seem like a parody of bizarre spending by wealthy people. The origins of ultra-expensive art lies in the nineteenth-century.
Artist John Preus maintains a professional design studio that uses 2nd hand materials, including discarded furniture from closed Chicago Public Schools.
Do France’s Chauvet Cave paintings depict a contemporary volcanic eruption? Recent research argues that they do.
Through a didactic retelling of history, artist Faith Ringgold uses her story quilts to reframe the past.