Exhibitions

The Hunterian is one of few places in the United Kingdom where the public can see specimens prepared specifically to show human anatomy.

See Tables Crafted From Human Tissue, a Toad With Eggs on Its Back and More at This London Museum

The newly reopened Hunterian Museum acknowledges the ethical quandaries posed by its collection of anatomical specimens

Flowers, Italy, Joseph Stella, oil on canvas, circa 1930. The artist began painting flowers, he said, “to learn the secret of the vibration of their colors.”

Artist Joseph Stella Painted Nature in Vibrant Color

Cities weren’t the only subject that fascinated this acclaimed Futurist

Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra in 1891

Why Actress Sarah Bernhardt Was the First Modern Celebrity

An exhibition in Paris revisits the life of the 19th-century thespian, who used the press to promote herself and eagerly capitalized on her fame

Georgia O’Keeffe. Evening Star No.III, 1917. Watercolor on paper mounted on board. 8 7/8 x 11 7/8″ (22.7 x 30.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Straus Fund, 1958.

MoMA Introduces Museumgoers to a Different Georgia O'Keeffe

A new exhibition dives into the artist's works on paper to gain a deeper understanding of her process

The exhibition "Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures," (above, right: A scene from the 2014 Ghanian short film "Afronauts") is on view through March 24, 2024, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History.

What Is Afrofuturism?

A new exhibition defines how artistry and activism over decades gave rise to the idea and promise of a future that could advance Black life

Artist Baseera Khan, winner of reality show “The Exhibit,” with their sculpture The Liberator, which goes on display at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden this week

Winner of Reality Show ‘The Exhibit’ Displays Art at the Hirshhorn

Baseera Khan's sculpture, "The Liberator," will be on view through July 16

Deeply interested in the natural world, Potter would carefully collect and draw specimens.

Beatrix Potter Was a Keen Observer of the Natural World

Famous for "Peter Rabbit," the children's author was also a devoted scientist and conservationist

Freddie Mercury on stage in Oakland, California, in 1982

You Can Buy Freddie Mercury's Handwritten Lyrics, Costumes and More

More than 1,500 items once belonging to the famed British singer are going to auction

The M+ museum is giving away 10,000 free tickets to university students in Hong Kong for the “Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now” exhibition.

This Hong Kong Museum Is Giving Away 10,000 Tickets to Yayoi Kusama Show

College students can get free admission to the museum as part of a broader government-led mental health initiative

Agnieszka Pilat has been creating art using Boston Dynamics' robot dogs for years.

These Robot Dogs Are Learning to Paint. Soon, You Can Watch Them Work

Agnieszka Pilat and her automated artists will be featured in the National Gallery of Victoria's Triennial

A microscopic Robin Hood

You'll Need a Microscope to See These Miniature Masterpieces

Sometimes painted with a single eyelash, Willard Wigan's tiny sculptures fit in the eye of a needle

Edgar Degas painted Édouard Manet and His Wife in the 1860s, but his friend was not a fan.

Manet and Degas Were Dear Friends—and Spirited Rivals

The complex relationship between the two French painters is the subject of a new exhibition in Paris

Discovered in a bog in Glen Affric, the tartan is now on view at V&A Dundee.

This 16th-Century Cloth Is Scotland's Oldest-Known Tartan

A bog in the Highlands preserved the fabric, now on view for the first time, for hundreds of years

Clarice Beckett painted Luna Park (1919) across the street from a Melbourne amusement park. "Her eye alighted on fleeting moments," says gallery director Jason Smith.

The Great Australian Modernist the World Almost Never Knew

A new exhibition shines a light on the stunning work of Clarice Beckett

Photographed before her death in 1987, Septima Clark helped win African Americans the right to teach in Charleston, South Carolina. 

The Power of Portraits

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery showcases the photography of Brian Lanker—and the remarkable lives of his subjects

A vintage promotional photograph commissioned and approved by Redfeather around 1915 is now held in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

The Forgotten History of Tsianina Redfeather, the Beloved American Indian Opera Singer

A portrait of the performer debuts in the exhibition “Entertainment Nation”

Fashion designer Gabrielle Chanel in Paris in 1937

Two Hundred Rare Chanel Looks Are Coming to London This Fall

"Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto" is the first retrospective of the iconic designer's work staged by a major British museum

A portrait of Minerva Parker Nichols

History Forgot Minerva Parker Nichols, the Country's First Solo Woman Architect

A new exhibition celebrates the pioneering designer, who opened her own practice in the late 1880s

While Crystal Pepsi and New Coke failed, both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are still thriving.

The Museum of Failure Celebrates Some of the World's Biggest Flops

Now on view in New York City, the traveling exhibition presents failure as a critical learning opportunity

David Hockney's Dog Painting 19 (1995)

See How History's Great Artists Painted Their Dogs

A new exhibition showcases portraits of pets by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and David Hockney

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