World War II

Although she is widely seen as one of art history’s most important sculptors, many of Katarzyna Kobro’s (1898-1951) works are no longer extant. This is especially true of her earliest artworks. The…
The Parthenon Marbles and Greece’s quest for their restitution is perhaps one of the most famous instances of such a thing, with the marbles now becoming a part of two different and diametrically…
A collection of drawings by Jewish Argentinian-American artist Mauricio Lasansky took the world by storm after their debut at the Whitney Museum of Art in 1967, followed by a tour of North America.…
Robert Doisneau, born in 1912 in Gentilly, became an amateur photographer at the age of sixteen. Throughout life, he was able to create and record a world full of wonder and possibilities, a state of…
Easily the most famous depiction of famine in art history is Vincent van Gogh’s 1885 oil painting, The Potato Eaters. At the time of its creation, the phrase "potato eater" was considered pejorative…
This list presents a handful of notable, historical moments from the institution's 150-plus years of existence. From the museum’s murky accession of its first artwork in 1870  to the ground-breaking…
In the new documentary, M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity filmmaker Robin Lutz utilizes sound to create a visceral connection between the artist and his audience.
Movie star Angelina Jolie has decided to sell a Winston Churchill painting—a remarkable piece with an intriguing historical context and history of ownership.