history

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Archiving Vintage Liquor Ads Is a Job with Spirit (Pun Intended)

The archivists behind three of the biggest liquor brands share what it takes to keep the history of their drinks alive.
Giaco Furino
8.4.17
painting

[NSFW] The Wild West Gets Surreal in These Epic Paintings

Kent Monkman’s 'The Rendezvous' painting series illuminates a little-known corner of American history.
Beverly Bryan
7.26.17
Detroit

Detroit’s Fiery Uprising Gets Remembered as a Multimedia Art Series

'People of the Infinite Fires,' an installation and performance series, illuminates the circumstances of the Detroit Rebellion of 1967.
Rebecca Mazzei
7.25.17
Collage

Let These Imaginary Beings Inspire Your Next Björk Costume

Hundreds of Johanna Goodman's otherworldly collages make up 'The Catalogue of Imaginary Beings,' a collection of whimsical humanoids.
Dyllan Furness
7.18.17
.gif art

These Wacky President GIFs Are Like History on Laughing Gas

Fake history > fake news.
Beckett Mufson
7.4.17
typewriter art

This Artist Recycles Typewriters into Guns

Eric Nado joins the history of type with the history of war in his thought provoking series of typewriter-guns.
Andrew Nunes
7.1.17
murals

A DC Mural Honors 16 African-American Heroes Throughout History

Aniekan Udofia refreshes his iconic homage to Black history on the wall outside Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, DC.
Alexis P. Williams
6.27.17
Photography

Past Meets Present in Gorgeous Ghostly Photos of Abandoned Buildings

Mar Hernández’s photographs question what it means to be abandoned
Francesca Capossela
6.26.17
japanese art

Now You Can Download 2,500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’s expansive digitization efforts makes more art available to a larger public.
Diana Shi
6.18.17
murals

This 92-Year-Old Muralist Refuses to Slow Down

Detroit arts icon Charles McGee is 92 by 118' tall.
Ryan Patrick Hooper
6.17.17
Artificial Intelligence

An Artist Built an Exact Replica of Artificial Intelligence's Birthplace

Robotics artist Daniel Pillis recreated AI founders’ Allen Newell and Herbert Simon’s workspace in his own Carnegie Mellon office.
Sean Neumann
6.10.17
maps

The Roads of the Roman Empire as a Subway Map

All roads lead to Rome, and now you can understand them at a glance.
Beckett Mufson
6.6.17