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Migrant Rights in the Age of Surveillance

Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani use digital technology and human testimonials to visualize human rights violations and to fight for migrant rights.
blue and teal linoleum floor

Why People Once Loved Linoleum

Linoleum, which was created by pressing cotton scrim with oxidized linseed oil and adding cork dust and coloring, became instantly popular.
Billy Schenck painting

Retelling the American West in the Museum

In a time filled with “alternative truths,” historian Marsha Weisiger argues for more sophisticated approaches to telling the history of the American West.
Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction

Francis Picabia’s Chameleonic Style

The Francis Picabia retrospective at MoMA is wowing museumgoers again with his ever-shifting, always challenging art.
Mona Lisa at the Louvre

The Mystery of the Mona Lisa

The mystery surrounding the 1911 theft and subsequent conspiracy theory catapulted the Mona List into the popular imagination.
Jimmie Durham

Jimmie Durham and the Art of Interruption

Jimmie Durham’s first North American retrospective opens at The Hammer Museum this month. Learn about his art, performance, and undying need to interrupt.
New Yorker cartoon

The Enduring Humor of New Yorker Cartoons

With 90 years of New Yorker cartoons, readers learn much about changing trends in political and social history, all while celebrating through laughter.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum, Alexander Mosaic

Millennia of Mosaics

The mosaics in New York City's new 2nd Avenue subway stations follow a tradition thousands of years old.
John Berger

John Berger, 1926-2017

John Berger has died at the age of 90. Famous for his television series and book Ways of Seeing, he was a critic, artist, novelist, poet, and radical.
Little Big Horn ledger art

The American Counter-Narrative of Ledger Drawings

Plains Indian ledger drawings offer a rich counter-narrative to the often-glamorized, or forgotten, history of the American West.