The ads, showing Julia Sinelnikova, an artist, in mid-kiss with someone they were dating at the time, accompanied by text inviting visitors to “journey into the erotic carnival” at the Museum of Sex, started showing up last year all over New York, including in subway cars and on bus shelters.
Richard Abath, a night watchman whose decision to allow two thieves disguised as Boston police officers into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 enabled the greatest art heist in history — and one that remains unsolved — died on Feb. 23 at his home in Brattleboro, Vt. He was
A little boxwood sculpture, “Richly Dressed Lady,” offered at the European Fine Art Foundation’s annual fair here in 2020, was a real find for the Bonnefanten museum, known for its rare collection of early Netherlandish pieces, along with its Renaissance artworks. After the museum purchased the work, a restorer did
Before the internet, before the spicy comments sections on Instagram and Twitter or the outré subcultures on TikTok, like-minded strangers connected through zines. What is a zine? The curators of “Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines” at the Brooklyn Museum, the art historians Branden Joseph and Drew Sawyer, define
When new federal regulations took effect last month requiring museums to get consent from tribes before exhibiting certain Native cultural items, museums across the country began to remove objects from cases, cover up displays and even close entire halls. The latest rules are meant to strengthen the Native American Graves
Notoriously, in the winter of 1969 the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its first exhibition devoted to African American culture, but with a show devoid of art. Called “Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900—1968,” it was a photomural-with-texts affair of a kind found in ethnology museums.
For romantics looking to display their passion and devotion, the Love Bank in Slovakia has plenty of room in its Love Vault where 7,000 people have already deposited their keepsakes and symbols of affection, whether reciprocated or unrequited. But this Valentine’s Day, the bank will be closed. Its medieval building,
They are now a collector’s trove — Paul McCartney’s own photos, shot 60 years ago, when the Beatles took Europe and America by storm: images of screaming fans (one carrying a live monkey); a girl in a yellow bikini; airport workers playing air guitar, and unguarded moments grabbed from trains,
Seven items taken from the Asante Kingdom in West Africa by British forces during a 19th-century conflict were returned to the Asante king in what is now Ghana on Monday by officials of the Fowler Museum at U.C.L.A. The museum, which focuses on the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Pacific
Later in life, the great poet Walt Whitman recalled the events of the Fourth of July, 1825. At around 6 years old, he wrote, he attended the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library, which had been incorporated a year earlier. The man who later penned “Song of Myself”