17th-century Amsterdam was the first city in Europe to have an efficient system of street lighting—thanks to a Golden Age painter called Jan van der Heyden.
"Twelfth Night" was more than a Shakespeare play; for a very long time it was an extremely popular European winter feast.
Margaret and Frances Macdonald and their Glasgow School of Art classmates Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Harold MacNair were Art Nouveau's Glasgow Four.
The kimono that the world associates with Japan was actually created in the late-nineteenth century as a cultural identifier.
Are you wearing seaweed? People have been for hundreds of years, in sizing, patterns and fibers, although they might not have known it.
Who is Bansky better serving with his artwork in Gaza? Those living on the bank itself or his personal brand?
How did Anita Brenner, a Mexican-born, American Jewish writer and journalist use art to try to bridge the gap between the United States and Mexico?
Official portraits have been a means of communicating intention and creating image throughout history. Consider three of France's iconic leaders.
The history of the wedding dress is shorter than the history of weddings, and even shorter still than the history of marriage.
Art by Mexican "Radical Women" artists capture the turbulent times of the feminist movement in Mexico in the 1970s and still ring true today.