Entertainment & Culture

The relationship between Picasso and the City of Chicago is a fascinating one.

Few Civil War heroes have garnered as much  attention in the 20th Century as Ulysses S. Grant. He has been portrayed in more than 35 films, including the hit,...

Alan Lomax performing early in his career

More than 50 years ago, on a trip dubbed "the Southern Journey," folklorist Alan Lomax visited Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee, shedding new light on the little-known southern backcountry and...

The great contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) spent much of her career performing in concert and recital with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European...

Screenshot: Two for the Road

Mark Wallace: What kind of people just sit in a restaurant and don't say one word to each other?
Joanna Wallace: Married people?

Two for the Road ( 1967) directed by Stanley Donen stars Audrey...

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, on view at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York City) through May 5, 2013, brings together four decades of work by a remarkably versatile and innovative...

Benezet instructing colored children

Quakers played a major role in the abolition movement against slavery. The first whites to denounce slavery in the American colonies and Europe.

While individual Quakers spoke out against slavery after U.S. independence, local meetings of...

Bo Diddley in Prague

Ellas Otha Bates (1928 –2008), pictured,  known by his stage name, Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm and blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and rock and roll pioneer. He was also known as "The Originator" because of his...

David-Apollo by Michelangelo, on loan from the Museo Nazionale del Bargelloe

Recently the National Gallery of Art launched 2013—The Year of Italian Culture by unveiling Michelangelo's “David-Apollo” (pictured at left...