The cinema in 1980s Ghana was DIY. So were the movie posters, now the subject of an exhibition at the Poster House in New York City.
Lord Elgin went beyond his original mandate, amassing a vast store of treasures, one scholar notes.
There’s a specific term for these irregular pearls: “baroque,” from the Portuguese barroco.
A 1971 interview with poet Gerard Malanga.
No one could have predicted Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s turn to the bizarre.
"The best one can say of American art criticism is that its CLEVERNESS OFTEN CONCEALS ITS LACK OF PENETRATION," Alfred Stieglitz wrote.
The original inspiration for the now-ubiquitous equestrian statue, a classical bronze of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, was almost melted down and lost forever.
A collection of rare maps explores their power as visual messengers.
James McNeill Whistler created the famous "Peacock Room" for a wealthy patron. But the patron never actually wanted it.
Trained as a printmaker, this artist helped change American tattooing from a fringe behavior into an art form people use to express themselves.