Both Dadaism and surrealism were movements started not by visual artists but by poets; it was the book, not the canvas, that was terra firma.
Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is on view at the Brooklyn Museum from July 20 to January 5, 2020
It is the nature of art history to bring to light beautiful objects that have long lain hidden from sight. This is true of almost every ancient artifact, and many a medieval one, that we admire today. But there is something special about the discovery of the objects to be seen in The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston celebrates the work of a master from the “great age of illustration” around the turn of the twentieth century: the Danish artist Kay Nielsen.
Five hundred years ago this year, Leonardo da Vinci passed away—in the arms of the French king François I, according to legend—and museums around the world have felt called upon to solemnize this important milestone.
Plenty of people don’t like contemporary art. But contemporary folk art—that’s harder to disdain. Dependable quirkiness is its insistent charm, providing a ready, welcome respite from what’s heavy in the world.
A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags, on view at the Museum of the American Revolution and curated by specialist Jeff R. Bridgman from his own comprehensive holdings, showcases thirty-two American flag patterns, sparking our desire to learn more.
The Apollo Mission Control Center is back in all its midcentury glory following a comprehensive restoration project.
The most abundant element on earth, iron played a key role in early human agricultural, military, and religious development, and in Africa, where smelting and forging can be traced back to the sixth century BC, it still forms an important part of indigenous culture in many Sub-Saharan countries.
Known for being home to treasures of the ancient world, the Getty Villa is itself modeled on one: the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum. The institution is mounting a collaborative exhibition this summer focusing on those Roman roots.