My family’s lore holds that my great-uncle was one of the 10,000 children who were sent to Britain to be fostered wherever they could.
In 1917, female New Yorkers were finally invited to the polling booths. An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society argues this victory was largely due to the local activism of the bohemians of Greenwich Village.
Spoiler alert: Cage lost … twice.
An exhibition at the Atkinson Art Gallery and Library sheds light on the somewhat mysterious 19th-century scholar and collector Anne Goodison.
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.