This is one of those stories that could really just be a headline—or the first half of cheesy talk-show-host joke, if it weren’t so terribly true—but it falls on me to elaborate at least a little bit.
“In Memory of Charlotte Nicholls,” the plainly printed, black and white memorial card from 1855 reads. The card, which is included at the end of the Morgan Library and Museums’s exhibition, “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will,” is almost startling to see, a simple reminder that the author of some of English…
Nobody should need this reminder, and yet here we are.
South Carolina could spend up to $3.6 million to house and display the Confederate flag that once flew in front of the statehouse. After a long deliberation, the state removed the flag in July after nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal were murdered in a hate crime.
The Juicy Couture tracksuit, uniform of circa 2004 Paris Hilton and the “cool mom,” will be recognized as an icon of millennial wealth in an exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert museum.
Survive enough November 1 hangovers and you’ll be forced to face the fact that Halloween is best experienced as a dorky, candy-heavy good time with a heavy dose of creepiness and an undercurrent of decay. One group doing it right: Museums and libraries, who are taking this holiday as an opportunity to post all their…
The fall, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is hosting an exhibition featuring centuries worth of textiles from India. Judging by the preview pictures available, it’s going to be gorgeous.
In January of 2015, Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, a former diversity chief at Google, had plans approved to build a museum in Whitechapel, London that would “retell the story of the East End through the eyes, voices, experiences and actions” of women. Six month later, construction covers have been removed to reveal few minor…
Sorry, selfie stick enthusiasts, but the number of places where your selfie sticks are welcome continues to shrink. The latest no-go zone: Wimbledon.
What is art, really? What is it? This is a video in which a bunch of so-called "art experts" in the Netherlands are tricked into thinking an Ikea painting is high art.
Not content to obsess over every detail of the lives of Lady Mary, the Countess Dowager and Mr. Carson simply via your television or Internet connection? Not to worry—you now have a chance to get up close and personal with them, or at least their snazzy, gorgeous period costumes.
The oldest crown in existence in the world is coming to New York, and from the looks of it, it's pretty much here to conquer all of us.
Did you wait too long to buy holiday gifts? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Skip the heinous store lines and "sold out" signs. There's plenty of stuff that you can make yourself, or has immediately delivery. Here's our list of last minute gifts that will make your loved ones think you planned ahead.
For an 87-year-old one-(huge) hit-wonder, Harper Lee has been in the news a lot recently, from that time back in early May when she sued an agent for allegedly “duping” her into signing over the copyright to To Kill a Mockingbird six years ago, to her current lawsuit against a museum in her Alabama hometown for the…
In an attempt to lure more visitors during rough times, museums are arranging exhibits featuring nudes. Art is more fun when it's sexay.
Have you been to the American Museum of Natural History lately? Like, as a grownup? It'll make you feel like a kid again, if only because all the nudity will lower your maturity level significantly. Seriously, the place puts more dick in your face than a glory hole on Christopher Street. It really seems to emphasize…
[Washington, DC, August 25. Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History]