The most common question that curator Edward Bleiberg fields from visitors to the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian art galleries is a straightforward but salient one: Why are the statues' noses broken?
In 1975, scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, dreamt up ideas for habitats that could house human civilization in space. Rick Guidice was a freelance illustrator with a background in architecture when NASA tasked him with creating the artistic renderings.
Why Donatello's famously androgynous sculpture of "David" should be understood as a reflection of queer culture in Renaissance Florence.
In Los Angeles, Kenneth Tam found an oddly willing audience for his offbeat requests: to have someone shave him on camera, for instance, or to allow him to film a couple’s casual dinner at home while he sat, silent, in the background.
With their wild colors and rough, untamed brushwork, Henri Matisse, André Derain and the Fauvists burst onto the avant-garde Paris scene of the early 20th century.
He carved radically sensual bodies locked in moments of physical and emotional intensity — an artistic process that he thought of as falling in love.
It’s the nightmare of many who set foot in an art museum: You trip, lose your balance, and fall right into a priceless work of art. What happens next?