In late imperial China, it was a devotional art using hairs plucked from devotees' own heads.
A 1907 exhibition on the founding of Jamestown featured the work of an artist determined to counter demeaning stereotypes.
Imagine tourists flocking to a famous beauty spot, only to turn around and fix their eyes on its reflection in a tiny dark mirror.
Profiles of Betye Saar, Krista Franklin, Miles Davis, Basquiat, Kanye West, Faith Ringgold and more.
In a controversial letter, the versatile author expressed frustration with critics of segregation.
In 1925, an anthology of Black creative work heralded the arrival of a movement that had been years in the making.
The British aristocrat Horace Walpole's villa Strawberry Hill was said to be evidence of his "degeneracy."
Fluorescents have fascinated artists for millennia, but the 1960s and '70s saw a generation of revolutionaries experiment with black light.
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
They crossed our path and we lived to tell the tale. Check them out in the Street Arts Graphics Collection!