Do you remember your favorite school lunchbox? It may have featured an image of your favorite cartoon character, band, movie or TV show. (Mine was a 1978 "Muppet Show" lunchbox with a Kermit the Frog thermos inside it.)
The Smithsonian Institution officially began construction Wednesday on a new museum dedicated to African-American culture and heritage -- a complex committed to the celebration and study of one of the central components of the American story.
One hundred and two canvases all with similar composition but different colors hung edge-to-edge make up the totality of Andy Warhol's painting called "Shadows" currently on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.
National Museum of American History Curator Peter Liebhold describes the day several years ago he spent going through shipping containers filled with debris from United Airlines Flight 93 as "overpowering," even though more than a year had passed since September 11, 2001, when the plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
When people think of Venice, three things come to mind: gondolas, art and sinking buildings. The watery city, a treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture, is not normally associated with cutting-edge cool.
Where do you begin in a city of this size? How about at the lively South Bank of the Thames, near Waterloo Station? Start with a spin on the London Eye, a colossal Ferris that will take you up 130 meters for an unmatched view of the city.
On the edge of Paris, on a site that once housed a decrepit municipal bowling alley, an opulent new museum is taking shape. Designed by Frank Gehry at a cost of more than $200 million, it is expected to be finished in two years, and will feature a giant auditorium and a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Mark Rothko, Francis Bacon, Takashi Murakami, and Damien Hirst.
The antiquities trade has been making headlines, and they are weird ones: "Eulogy for the Euphronius Krater." (What in the world is a "krater"?) "Museum to Show Off Fake Egyptian Sculptures." (That's ridiculous, isn't it?) "Antiquities Dealer Gets Prison Time." (A nice old man with a pince-nez comes to mind, dragged off to the clink for some tragicomical offense, no doubt.)
Given Montreal's proximity to substantially-sized American cities -- it's just over five hours driving from Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut -- you might not think Quebec's largest city would be so different than these New England metropolises.
Banksy is Britain's most wanted artist -- his art sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he continues to use public spaces as his main canvas, while all the time keeping his identity a secret.
Last week, we offered a quick tour of New York's downtown neighborhoods. Following is a peek at the rest of the city. Next week we'll supply a few different itineraries to help get your planning started.
Richard Serra stands in the Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, his hair as white as the marble floor. The summer sun of New York radiates from the towering metal of his monumental works. He breaks no sweat.
The delegation assembled at the High Museum of Art awaits you in regal rows, beautifully ordered, devastatingly confident, graciously imperious. They watch through glass, unsmiling, as you approach. Serene. Accomplished. French.
The Louvre is inviting slam poets into its gilded galleries to rap about paintings. If that seems unusual, it is. With Toni Morrison as guest curator this month, the museum is dreaming up new ways to look at art.
Baltimore has always been a multifaceted city. The "Star-Spangled Banner" was written here, and it was once known as the nation's spice capital -- the famed spice merchant McCormick opened its factory here in 1889. Today, Baltimore is a bright spot on the cultural map, with abundant historical attractions, a vibrant museum scene, great neighborhoods and sensational seafood-inspired restaurants.
The third largest member of the United Arab Emirates is in the process of carving out a distinctly different future than its neighbors by shifting its focus away from commerce and tourism and instead promoting culture and art.
The Scene returned to London to spend the day with superstar photographer David Bailey. What's your favorite David Bailey photograph? Do you prefer the Streets' London or Dylan Jones's London? And where do you hang out in the English capital? Send us your suggestions and ideas and read your comments below.