Although the tradition of Mbari houses can never be revived, their rich history and broader influence on modernism in Africa is profound.
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky and Maxim Dmitriev documented drastically different facets of Russia in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The mere mention of slavery continues to grab attention, even if the evidence is inconclusive.
Houdini knew that owning a patent for an illusion did little to stop imitators from stealing his thunder — so he employed a bit of legal sleight of hand.
Both Edward Jenner’s inoculation methods and the illustrations he made of those he treated were groundbreaking.
“Peoples of the Pacific” is one of six murals that was displayed at the influential “Pageant of the Pacific” Golden Gate International Exposition.
Why do these portraits almost always fall short of being lively or authentic?
On the sesquicentennial of the fall of the Commune, a look back at how artists captured those few revolutionary months.
A hacked 3D scan of the famous sculpture shows how traditional models of heritage ownership might change in museums.
What do we know about the history of these designs? Who was buying this furniture when modernism was new, and why?
Amidst the destabilization and trauma we currently face, an exhibit on the brave revolt tells a conflicted story of self-empowerment.
To archaeologists, understanding the building of the Pyramids at Giza is a matter of scaling up the labor system seen earlier at sites like Abydos.