While Prague’s famed clock is gone for repairs, we take a look at its history.
Look But Don’t Touch: Tactile Illusions on Maps at the Harvard Map Collection explores how cartographers have used trompe l’oeil illustrations on maps.
Chicago’s Newberry Library has acquired and digitized the nation’s largest trove of postcards and related materials.
Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center is exhibiting maps of volcanoes, catacombs, mines, subways, sewage systems, and other underground cartography.
The Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting the art and engineering of the Croton Aqueduct on the 175th anniversary of the watershed.
In 1940, a landmark Italian Renaissance exhibition made a stop at the Museum of Modern Art, leading visitors to question its commitment to the contemporary.
Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library at Harvard’s Houghton Library explores the human desire to escape the ordinary.
A Kickstarter project is crowdfunding for a public statue memorializing Félicette, the first cat rocketed into space in 1963.
The Blanton Museum of Art in Texas is exhibiting works on paper from the 15th to 20th centuries, all representing the danse macabre, or dance of death.
The first major exhibit on the Cornell University Witchcraft Collection opens Halloween, and explores the persecution of women through its historic objects.
Anthropomorphic pumpkins, mirror divination, and space-traveling witches all appear in the curious collision of imagery on vintage Halloween cards.
In 1903, an inventor patented a method of preserving corpses in glass, one of a number of radical inventions that has sought to resist death’s decay.