“Lucretia” (ca. 1627) remained in private hands for centuries before it was recently rediscovered in a collection in southern France.
The carriage has been the subject of controversy because of a triptych on its sides, “Homage of the Colonies,” which depicts South Asian and African people kneeling before a white woman seated on a throne.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired various objects from the movie, embracing the first superhero of African descent to feature in mainstream American comics.
The superstar’s scintillating Glenn Spiro ‘Papillon’ ring is now on view in the V&A’s jewelry galleries.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will deepen its holdings of works by women and artists of color using funds from sales of seven redundant works.
The painting, which sparked a political scandal at the Brooklyn Museum in 1999, was donated to MoMA by hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is now claiming it owns the world’s most expensive artwork.
When Ira Aldridge took the London stage in 1825, he became the first black actor to portray Shakespeare’s Othello.
With a major promised gift of 91 works of Native American art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now include indigenous art in its galleries on American art.
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College acquired 85 Coptic textiles from the 3rd to 7th century Egypt, a rare gift that will be a teaching resource for its students.
The institution has acquired a massive archive of Adelman’s work, including his 1960s photographs of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Margaret Z. Robson Collection is the institution’s largest acquisition of its kind in two decades.