While the songs of the influential musician, who died at 58, will endure, it’s hard to say that he was properly appreciated in his time.
Atlantic writers look ahead at India’s moon landing, WeWork’s giant IPO filing, Taylor Swift’s Lover, and more.
This year’s survey of 75 artists and collectives is quiet and suffused with anxiety.
Ivanka Vacuuming, a performance piece by Jennifer Rubell, combines striking visuals with a muddled message.
The art world is fragmenting. Will we be able to date the art of the future?
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald rose to the occasion with their paintings of the former president and first lady, while—importantly—continuing their radical projects in black portraiture.
What does this reversal mean for the American housing market?
In hopes of securing an MLS expansion team, cities are proposing to spend lots of public money on building arenas.
The collection of misfit horns and damaged violins being played to draw attention to shortages in public funding for arts education
In a region where symbols of the Confederacy are ubiquitous, an unprecedented memorial takes shape.
To cut down on the burdensome costs of non-emergency medical calls, Memphis is taking an experimental approach to health care.
Is it that they take art so seriously, they don’t think of it as money?
A live multimedia performance by the musician DJ Spooky considers the 1915 silent film’s legacy as a pioneering document in alternative facts.
Artworks that were transgressive in the 1960s might not be acceptable to museum audiences today, thanks to shifting standards about whose voice should be included.
The prescient painter—who died at the age of 72—documented the African American figure as a cultural, and commodified, phenomenon.
An argument based on the Visual Artists Rights Act is unlikely to hold up in the courts.
The artist’s decision to abandon his expansive Arkansas River project is the latest, biggest creative protest against Trump.
A floor-by-floor preview of the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture
Few Reconstruction-era residences from communities of former slaves are still standing today. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture will feature the reassembled structure of one.