Smart News Arts & Culture | Smithsonian feed for Smart News Arts & CultureenWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:50:55 +0000Did Vikings Bury Their Dead in Clothing Bearing the Arabic Word for "Allah"? contact between Vikings and Muslim cultures is well documented, the interpretation of the 10th-century burial cloth has been called into questionFri, 13 Oct 2017 18:29:14 +0000The Pilgrims Weren't the First to Celebrate Thanksgiving has a claim to an earlier Christian Thanksgiving celebrationWed, 22 Nov 2017 17:50:55 +0000You Can't Get Closer to Picasso's "Guernica" Than This 436-Gigabyte Image new "Rethinking Guernica" website also includes 2,000 documents and photos charting the painting's 80-year historyTue, 21 Nov 2017 20:26:37 +0000100 Stolen John Lennon Items Found in Berlin trove of memorabilia, which was stolen from Yoko Ono, includes Lennon’s diaries, glasses and handwritten music scoresTue, 21 Nov 2017 18:56:13 +0000Why Do We Call TV Watchers ‘Viewers’? all goes back to a quirky BBC subcommittee working in the 1930s to change the English languageTue, 21 Nov 2017 18:28:09 +0000"Lost" 17th-Century Portrait by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Found in a Welsh Castle portrait, which depicts a Spanish writer and historian, has now been added to a Murillo exhibition in New YorkTue, 21 Nov 2017 16:13:40 +0000 Voltaire: Enlightenment Philosopher and Lottery Scammer French government was trying to raise money by running a bond lottery, but a group of intellectuals had other ideasTue, 21 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000The First Thanksgiving Parades Were Riots Fantastics parades were occasions of sometimes-violent revelryMon, 20 Nov 2017 14:59:29 +0000Presidents From Lincoln to FDR Kept the Thanksgiving Tradition Going started the process of making it a federal holiday in 1863, crystallizing something that had been around since the days of the PilgrimsFri, 17 Nov 2017 19:24:06 +0000The Historic Tail of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids can even learn to “mermaid” yourself, if the fancy takes youFri, 17 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0000Happy 100th Birthday to Marshmallow-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole potato pudding has been a part of American cuisine for a centuryFri, 17 Nov 2017 15:38:29 +0000Newly Discovered Raymond Chandler Story Skewers U.S. Healthcare System’s titled ‘It’s All Right – He Only Died’Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:24:58 +0000How a New Accent Overturned BBC Tradition and Messed With the Nazis man with the name of Wilfred Pickles brought regional dialect to the BBC as part of an anti-Nazi-propaganda strategyFri, 17 Nov 2017 14:40:00 +0000Final Piece of Hidden Magritte Masterpiece Found have revealed the last bit of "La Pose Enchantee," which the artist cut up and reused in the early 1930sFri, 17 Nov 2017 13:58:25 +0000Why Critics Are Skeptical about the Record-Smashing $450 Million da Vinci the sale of "Salvator Mundi" has generated a considerable amount of excitement, there are doubts about its authenticityThu, 16 Nov 2017 20:10:33 +0000Lawsuit Seeks "Personhood" for Three Connecticut Elephants animal advocacy group has filed a petition requesting that the elephants be removed from a traveling zooThu, 16 Nov 2017 19:46:22 +0000These Fall Exhibitions Explore the Origins of Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" Museum and National Museum of Women in the Arts revisit the artist's celebration of unrecognized women, female bodyThu, 16 Nov 2017 17:19:22 +0000For a Few Decades in the 18th Century, Women and African-Americans Could Vote in New Jersey some politicians got angryThu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:00 +0000The Real-Life Story of Maria von Trapp'The Sound of Music' was based on the true story of her life, but took a few libertiesThu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000New Portrait of Lord Nelson Found, Scars and All of many Nelson portraits by Leonardo Guzzardi, the painting has been restored to include his war wounds Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:43:16 +0000How the 1970s Created Recycling As We Know It recycled before then, but for different reasonsWed, 15 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000The Story of the Sperry Top-Sider A. Sperry's innovative boat shoes were inspired by his dogTue, 14 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000A Year Before His Presidential Debate, JFK Foresaw How TV Would Change Politics's first iconic president was remarkably prescient on the subject of TVTue, 14 Nov 2017 13:57:00 +0000U.S. Hate Crimes Ticked Upward in 2016 latest FBI stats show a 4.6 percent rise, but crimes may be underreported by a factor of 50Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:48:08 +0000This Film Version of 'Treasure Island' Gave Us Our Image of Pirates, you lubbers!Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000Students Allied Themselves With Robin Hood During This Anti-McCarthyism Movement students of the Green Feather Movement caused an on-campus controversy at Indiana UniversityMon, 13 Nov 2017 15:30:00 +0000Archivist Captures New York’s Bygone Past Through Home Movies, Historical Footage Prelinger seeks to capture ephemeral portraits of city lifeFri, 10 Nov 2017 18:22:58 +0000 In the Early Years of the AIDS Epidemic, Families Got Help From an Unlikely Source'An Early Frost' was a made-for-TV movie with a purpose beyond entertainmentFri, 10 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000Five Things To Know About the New Louvre Abu Dhabi boasts an impressive rooftop, 55 buildings and a collection of more than 600 artworks—but it has been mired in controversy from the startFri, 10 Nov 2017 14:49:48 +0000Chopin’s Preserved Heart May Offer Clues About His Death who recently examined the organ have suggested that Chopin died of complications from tuberculosisThu, 09 Nov 2017 20:18:43 +0000Like Condensed Milk? Try the ‘Meat Biscuit’ meat biscuit was a practical idea but Gail Borden, also the inventor of condensed milk, never made it workThu, 09 Nov 2017 14:30:00 +0000The True Story of the German-Jewish High Jumper Who Was Barred From the Berlin Olympics new Olympic Channel documentary explores Margaret Lambert's stunted path to Olympic glory—and her resilience in the face of persecution Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:06:38 +0000Pop-Up VR Museum to Bring Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces to the Masses Kremer Museum was imagined up after its creators grew disillusioned with constraints associated with showcasing a collection in a physical buildingWed, 08 Nov 2017 19:24:14 +0000Barnes Foundation Launches Digital Gallery of Its Amazing Art Collection infamous for being inaccessible to the public, the foundation has now published images of almost half of its collection onlineWed, 08 Nov 2017 18:05:21 +0000Composer Kurt Weill's Long-Forgotten “Song of the White Cheese" Discovered in Berlin Archive to the 1931 ditty, which had gone unnoticed in the collection of a little-known actressWed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Hermann Rorschach’s Artistic Obsession Led to His Famous Test's high school nickname was "Kleck," which means "inkblot" in GermanWed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 +0000Masterpiece of Greek Art Found in the Griffin Warrior Tomb engraving on the Pylos Combat Agate is so tiny and intricate that it changes our understanding of what the ancient Greeks could produceTue, 07 Nov 2017 21:01:25 +0000Central Park Has No Monuments Dedicated to Real Women. That's About to Change future site was dedicated during the state's centennial of women's suffrage; the State of New York also will build two statues of suffrage leadersTue, 07 Nov 2017 20:10:00 +0000The Third-Term Controversy That Gave the Republican Party Its Symbol elephant and the donkey as symbols for America's biggest political parties date back to the 1800s and this controversyTue, 07 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000200 Artifacts of Witchcraft Cast a Spell in Cornell's “The World Bewitch’d” exhibit, full of manuscripts, photographs and posters, highlights the history of witchcraft in EuropeMon, 06 Nov 2017 15:47:45 +0000John Philip Sousa Feared ‘The Menace of Mechanical Music’ what he’d say about SpotifyMon, 06 Nov 2017 14:10:00 +0000Most Antiquities Sold Online Are Fake or Illegal media and ISIS have combined to flood the web with thousands of questionable artifactsFri, 03 Nov 2017 17:52:01 +0000Harriet Tubman’s Canadian Church Is Struggling to Survive Salem Chapel in St. Catharines, Ontario, is in desperate need of repairsFri, 03 Nov 2017 16:10:36 +0000The Poetic Tale of Literary Outlaw Black Bart robber Charles Bole took the inspiration for his pseudonym from pulp fictionFri, 03 Nov 2017 15:48:13 +0000Can a Sandwich Be Intellectual Property? is the story of a patent war over PB&JFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Envisioning Vermeer, Master of Genre Painting, at the National Gallery of Art explores the Dutch artist's connections with his contemporariesThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:03:18 +0000What Does Post-9/11 Art Mean? Imperial War Museum Explores the Question in 'Age of Terror' by Ai Weiwei, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Coco Fusco respond to contemporary violence and conflictThu, 02 Nov 2017 17:26:18 +0000Why Saudi Arabia Giving a Robot Citizenship Is Firing People Up Arabia’s newest citizen is a robot named Sophia and she already has more rights than human women who live in the countryThu, 02 Nov 2017 16:17:31 +0000Archaeologists Date Pre-Hispanic Puerto Rican Rock Art for the First Time new analysis looks at the thousands of images found in caves on Mona Island, a spiritual hub for the Taino cultureThu, 02 Nov 2017 15:31:32 +0000New York City Is Asking Its Residents for Input on Controversial Statues seven-question survey allows respondents to propose action regarding existing works, suggest new monumentsThu, 02 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000Australia Will Ban Climbing Uluru, a Sacred Indigenous Site, in 2019 long-awaited move honors Anangu beliefs, which hold that ancestral beings reside inside the rockWed, 01 Nov 2017 18:40:16 +0000The Public Can Finally See Works From the Infamous Nazi-Looted Art Trove exhibitions are exploring the treasures and context behind the cache of "degenerate" art uncovered in a Munich apartment in 2012Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:15:00 +0000Revisiting the Myth of Mata Hari, From Sultry Spy to Government Scapegoat hundred years after her death, a new exhibit is putting the spotlight on the dancer’s life and legacyWed, 01 Nov 2017 16:26:15 +0000 This New Zealand Island’s Pigeon Mail Stamps Are Still Prized carried correspondence between Great Barrier Island and the New Zealand mainland for about a decade in the early 20th centuryWed, 01 Nov 2017 16:14:45 +0000America's Oldest Museum of Black Culture Started in a Living Room DuSable Museum of African American History was founded by Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, born on this day in 1915Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:54:45 +0000Now You Can Read the Stamp-Sized Story That May Have Inspired Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" Sackville-West's hero predates and mirrors Woolf's androgynous time-travelerWed, 01 Nov 2017 14:20:32 +0000The Creator of Sherlock Holmes Was, Like Many Victorians, Fascinated by Mormons first story featuring iconic detective Sherlock Holmes, 'A Study in Scarlet,' was published on this day in 1887—and set in Mormon UtahWed, 01 Nov 2017 14:03:00 +0000Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots Found Hidden Beneath Another Painting politically dangerous work was painted over by Adrian Vanson two year after the queen's executionTue, 31 Oct 2017 21:03:28 +0000Dennis Banks, Native American Civil Rights Warrior, Has Died rose to national attention after spearheading a 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, South DakotaTue, 31 Oct 2017 20:31:19 +0000Roman Mosaic, Long Used as a Coffee Table, Returned To Italy mosaic hails from a “pleasure ship” built by the notorious emperor Caligula Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:27:28 +0000Understanding the Doping Controversy That's Hit Sled Dog Racing Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's dogs tested positive for banned substances, but Seavey claims it was sabotageTue, 31 Oct 2017 18:28:50 +0000Linda Nochlin, Pioneering Feminist Art Historian, Has Died is best known for a 1971 essay theorizing that social institutions—and not a lack of talent—held women back in the art worldTue, 31 Oct 2017 17:41:21 +0000Unpublished Harper Lee Letters Purchased at Auction Share Intimate Reflections letters from the <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> scribe include remembrances of Hollywood celebrities, a bit of history and some sassTue, 31 Oct 2017 16:09:47 +0000Zombie Movies Are Never Really About Zombies have offered a way to work out cultural fears about everything from race to climate changeMon, 30 Oct 2017 15:20:00 +0000How New Printing Technology Gave Witches Their Familiar Silhouette media helped give witches their imageMon, 30 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Getting to the Roots of "Plant Horror" the serious—pod people—to the farcical—”feed me, feed me!”—this genre has produced some strange stuffMon, 30 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Comic Artists Who Inspired Roy Lichtenstein Aren't Too Thrilled About It's use of comic art and styles made him one of America's most famous pop artists, but some have comic artists have a bad taste in their mouthsFri, 27 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0000These Two Small Letters Heralded the Beginning of Online Communication message is far more profound in retrospect than it was at the timeFri, 27 Oct 2017 13:10:00 +0000The Boston Public Library Is Digitizing 200,000 Vintage Recordings the help of the Internet Archive, the recordings from the Sound Archives Collection will one day be available for free streaming and downloadWed, 25 Oct 2017 20:18:13 +0000Einstein's Maxims on Life Fetch $1.8 Million at Auction notes were given as a tip to a Tokyo bellboy in 1922Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:39:00 +0000This Artist Is Crowdsourcing "Singing" Sand From Around the World artist Lotte Geeven is making sand symphonies for a public artwork debuting next springWed, 25 Oct 2017 19:29:05 +000020 Years Ago, an Iconically Quirky St. Louis Museum Opened veritable playhouse of salvaged materials and crafted objects, the City Museum has entertained the young and young at heart for two decadesWed, 25 Oct 2017 18:54:47 +0000This Gallery Is Dedicated to Coal Miners' Art Mining Art Gallery showcases works created by the thousands of miners who've lived and worked in the Great Northern CoalfieldTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:50:42 +0000How Boris Pasternak Won and Lost the Nobel Prize in 1958, the "Doctor Zhivago" author won the Nobel Prize, but the Soviets made sure he never got itMon, 23 Oct 2017 21:02:20 +0000Songbook From the 16th-Century Spells Out Samurai Customs, Tactics and Baby Names newly translated Japanese text offers kernels of advice to warriors who had yet to face battleMon, 23 Oct 2017 16:55:28 +0000California Becomes First State to Introduce Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates new law also makes it easier for residents to legally change their sex designationFri, 20 Oct 2017 18:42:15 +0000Stone Age Britons Feasted While Building Stonehenge new exhibit shows that the builders gorged on animals from as far away as ScotlandFri, 20 Oct 2017 16:48:25 +0000After 149 Years, Thailand's Royal Puppets Dance Again ancient art of Hun Luang all but vanished until passionate artisans revived the style in time for the late king’s royal funeralThu, 19 Oct 2017 17:24:27 +0000"Lost" Rodin Sculpture Discovered in New Jersey Borough Hall took decades for someone to notice the artist’s signature, which was facing the wallThu, 19 Oct 2017 15:31:20 +0000Tragedy and Beauty of Nature on Display in This Year's Best Wildlife Photos 16 award-winning images range from whimsical birds to the tragic aftermath of a poaching raidThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:42:24 +0000Three Things to Know About Pants-Wearing Mountaineer Annie Smith Peck wasn’t wealthy and her family, who did have money, didn’t approve of her globe-trotting, mountain-climbing, pants-wearing lifestyle Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000John Z. DeLorean Thought He Was Designing the Car of the Future its almost-instantly out-of-date styling made it a legendThu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000Five Things to Know About 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner George Saunders becomes the second America to win for his book "Lincoln in the Bardo," an experimental ghost story that explores the grief of the 16th presidentWed, 18 Oct 2017 18:50:49 +0000Now You Can Virtually Visit Quttinirpaaq National Park, One of the Most Remote Places on Earth Street Views records the wonders of the northerly jewelWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:39:21 +0000The Real-Life Whale That Gave Moby Dick His Name Dick had encounters with around 100 ships before he was finally killedWed, 18 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +000025 Images Capture at-Risk Heritage Sites of the Latest World Monuments Watch World Monuments Fund shines a light on landmarks in over 30 countries and territories that are in desperate need of conservationWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:19:08 +0000Smithsonian Curator Talks Barack and Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait Selection Wiley and Amy Sherald will become the first black artists commissioned to paint a presidential couple for the SmithsonianTue, 17 Oct 2017 21:12:54 +0000The "Unlikely Historians" Who Documented America in Protest new exhibit showcases photos and films that have long been stowed away in a basement at New York Police Department's headquartersTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:12:18 +0000This Groundbreaking Astronaut and Star Trek Fan Is Now Working on Interstellar Travel Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, wants us to look beyond EarthTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:29:08 +0000How Margarita Cansino Became Rita Hayworth navigated identity, ethnicity and transformation throughout her careerTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0000Richard Wilbur, Esteemed Poet and Two-Time Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96 championed a formal style in an era dominated by experimental, confessional poetryMon, 16 Oct 2017 21:04:13 +0000The Cardiff Giant Was Just a Big Hoax though it didn't really look much like a petrified person, spectacle-seekers flocked to view itMon, 16 Oct 2017 14:18:12 +0000Mark Twain Liked Cats Better Than People wouldn't? Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000Five Things You Didn't Know About the Boy Scouts of America Boy Scouts will begin admitting girls next year, just one of many changes the organization has undergone over the yearsFri, 13 Oct 2017 17:53:45 +0000A Century After WWI, a Victory Garden Sows Seeds of Remembrance Library of Congress is playing host to heirloom vegetables and traditional growing methods that date back to 1917Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:29:20 +0000Why Is Friday the 13th Supposedly Unlucky? one really knows–spooky, right? Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000U.S. Pulls Out of Unesco for the Second Time bias against Israel, the U.S. breaks ties with UN agency it helped foundThu, 12 Oct 2017 21:29:57 +0000App Aims to be the "Shazam" of the Art Museum a database of 30 museums worldwide and growing, Smartify can use your phone camera to identify and explain works of artThu, 12 Oct 2017 18:40:40 +0000Restoration Uncovers Four Figures Hidden in 17th-Century Painting discovery sheds new light on the painting’s anti-Catholic message Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:35:02 +0000These Were the First Cookbooks Published By Black People in America cookbooks and domestic guides offer historians a window into the experiences and tastes of black Americans in the 1800sWed, 11 Oct 2017 19:49:16 +0000Why an Irish Stamp Has Reignited a Decades-Old Debate About Che Guevara’s Controversial Legacy commemorative stamp was issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the guerrilla revolutionaryWed, 11 Oct 2017 16:44:24 +0000How Eleanor Roosevelt and Henrietta Nesbitt Transformed the White House Kitchen kitchen was new, but by all accounts it didn't help the cookingWed, 11 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000There Never Were 57 Varieties of Heinz Ketchup '57' doesn't actually refer to <I>anything</i>Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:30:00 +0000Exhibit Sheds New Light on Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" than 130 years after it was completed, "Renoir and Friends" returns to the famed paintingTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:01:54 +0000The Sweet Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber Halvorsen's efforts made children happy but they also provided the U.S. military with an opportunityTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:53:22 +0000Agoraphobic Photographer Captures the World With Some Help From Google Street View new exhibition shows how Jacqui Kenny has photographed stunning images of the planet without leaving her London homeMon, 09 Oct 2017 17:41:20 +0000The Sharp Rise and Steep Descent of AOL Instant Messenger free instant messaging service introduced millions to the joys of online communication, but it fell behind in the social media ageFri, 06 Oct 2017 20:05:27 +0000International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize grassroots coalition spearheaded a U.N. treaty to outlaw nuclear arms and hopes to make them taboo, like chemical weaponsFri, 06 Oct 2017 16:24:15 +0000Using 18th-Century Writings and Illustrations, Scientists Model an Ancient Magnetic Storm vibrant aurora lit up the night sky over the city of Kyoto, Japan, some 250 years agoThu, 05 Oct 2017 19:56:37 +0000 ‘Why ‘The Family Circus’ Was Always So Sentimental Bil Keane landed on a formula that worked and he stuck to itThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:59:15 +0000What to Know About Literature's Newest Nobel Winner British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro author of <i>The Remains of the Day</i> and seven other books explores themes of memory, time and self-deceptionThu, 05 Oct 2017 15:26:34 +0000Even Colonial Americans Liked Pumpkin Spice recipe for pumpkin (or rather, “pompkin”) spice appears in America’s oldest cookbookThu, 05 Oct 2017 14:38:22 +0000People in the 1800s Dreamed of Bicycling on Water numerous patents, nothing really ever came of this fadThu, 05 Oct 2017 13:09:00 +0000The Founder of Primal Scream Therapy Has Died. What Exactly Is Primal Scream Therapy? Janov believed encountering trauma from childhood could help free people from adult neurosesThu, 05 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Turkey Claims It's Found Saint Nicholas' Crypt say the body was not stolen by crusaders in the 11th century and is still located below a church in DemreWed, 04 Oct 2017 20:08:29 +0000World's Largest Online Database of Jewish Art Preserves At-Risk Heritage Objects a tour through the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art, which contains more than 260,000 entries from 41 countriesWed, 04 Oct 2017 15:30:26 +0000Revel in the Big Details of Tiny Things With These Prize-Winning Images cells, tape worms and fuzzy mold are among this years top photosWed, 04 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000Hemingway's Earliest Piece of Fiction Discovered phony travelogue describes a trip from his home in Illinois across the Atlantic to Ireland and ScotlandWed, 04 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000Ancient Statue Damaged by ISIS Resurrected in Damascus's Lion of Al-lāt, as the statue is known, once adorned the temple of a pre-Islamic goddess Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:05:46 +0000The Most 'Realistic' Civil War Novel Was Written Three Decades After It Ended an author who wasn't even alive when it occurredTue, 03 Oct 2017 14:51:00 +0000You Can Now Read Five Newly Discovered Kurt Vonnegut Short Stories early in the author's careers, the works were recently unearthed in his archivesMon, 02 Oct 2017 20:11:50 +0000In a First, Archival-Quality Performances Are Preserved in DNA by Miles Davis and Deep Purple at the Montreux Jazz Festival will live on in the ultra-compact, long-lasting formatMon, 02 Oct 2017 18:58:03 +0000Germany Celebrates Its First Same-Sex Marriages country’s marriage equality law, which was passed in June, went into effect on SundayMon, 02 Oct 2017 16:59:24 +0000The Hollywood Star Who Confronted the AIDS 'Silent Epidemic' Hudson died of AIDS-related complications on this day in 1985Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000How a Controversial European Architect Shaped New York Corbusier's ideas arguably helped shape the city more than his own designsMon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000This 17th-Century "Women's Petition Against Coffee" Probably Wasn't About Women, or Coffee probably wasn't written by angry, sex-deprived wives–although stranger things have happenedMon, 02 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0000The Perks and Pitfalls of Being a Nobel Laureate: Early Mornings, Performance Anxiety the plus side, at UC Berkeley you get free parkingMon, 02 Oct 2017 13:33:54 +0000Da Vinci Had a Hand in the "Naked Mona Lisa" preliminary study suggests the master painter worked on the drawing called the "Mona Vanna"Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon Sells for $35 Million for inflation, Bill Gates’ $30.8 million purchase of Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester in 1994 remains the most expensive manuscript saleFri, 29 Sep 2017 19:49:23 +0000Competition Wants You to Turn Cultural Heritage Into GIFs latest round of "GIF It Up" seeks the best GIFs made from public domain prints, photos, paintings and moreFri, 29 Sep 2017 15:39:02 +0000Hugh Hefner's Legacy as Told Through National Portrait Gallery Artifacts objects explore the complicated and controversial life of the late founder of the Playboy empireFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:39:11 +0000New York Village Changes Controversial Seal Showing a White Settler Wrestling a Native American seal was widely mocked and criticized after villagers voted against changing it last yearFri, 29 Sep 2017 14:33:13 +0000Why Coco Chanel Created the Little Black Dress style icon created a... well.... style icon in 1926Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:33:34 +0000Your Mocha is Named After the Birthplace of the Coffee Trade port city of Mocha, in Yemen, was once a vast coffee marketplaceFri, 29 Sep 2017 13:04:38 +0000Degas' Rare Sculptures Are Stuffed With Wine Corks show the artist fleshed out his wax and clay personal projects with bits and pieces found around the studioFri, 29 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000What to Know About the Controversy Surrounding the Chinese Art Exhibit Coming to the Guggenheim questions of animal cruelty, artistic freedom swirl, three major works were pulled from "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World"Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:33:04 +0000Why You Should Appreciate the Invention of the Bendy Straw's the straw that bends, not the personThu, 28 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000Saudi Women Win the Right to Drive June, women in the ultra-patriarchal society will become the last in the world to receive driver's licensesWed, 27 Sep 2017 17:22:26 +0000Watch a Dinosaur Opera at New York's American Museum of Natural History your teeth into the family friendly “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt” Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:14:59 +0000A Sixteenth-Century Hot Date Might Include a Trip to the Dissecting Theater theaters were an early site for science as spectacleWed, 27 Sep 2017 15:05:00 +0000Africa’s Largest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Cape Town some critics have questioned whether the institution adequately represents black African artistsTue, 26 Sep 2017 17:46:51 +0000Watch This AI Turn Sketches into Masterpieces on the 'history of human art,' this system can transform your scribblesTue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000Explore the High Fashion of Exploration the Arctic to the Moon, a new exhibit shows how the outfits of exploration have impacted the outfits of the runwayMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:19:11 +0000Museum Devoted to Street Art Opens in Berlin façade of the five-story building is covered in large muralsMon, 25 Sep 2017 16:35:22 +0000Check Out This Awesome Trilobite Corn Maze elaborate Wisconsin maze honors the state's geologic historyMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:07:39 +0000This Ambitious Young Sculptor Gave Us A Lincoln For the Capitol Ream was the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the U.S. governmentMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0000Amidst Heated Criticism, Queer Art Exhibition Is Shuttered in Brazil accused the exhibit of promoting pedophilia, bestiality, pornography and blasphemyMon, 25 Sep 2017 14:22:36 +0000