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.
Jan de Baen’s “The Corpses of the De Witt Brothers” has become the dominant visual representation of the brothers’ lynching, but whether it deserves this honor is debatable.
The impressive exhibition undertaken by the Capitoline Museums and the Torlonia Foundation was 40 years in the making, and placed close to 100 marble sculptures from the storied Torlonia collection on view.
A sense of risk permeates mainstream stories about the dark web. This unsafeness attracted the attention of those artists and creatives who critically focus on the study of digital tools.