For generations, art historians believed Johannes Vermeer was a perfectionist who worked very slowly—a theory supported by his precisely placed brush strokes and relatively limited career output. But in examining one of the painter’s masterpieces, researchers at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington,...

The Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been working to re-bury the skulls of 13 Black Philadelphians whose bodies were used by a 19th-century scientist to propagate his white supremacist theories. But one activist involved in the process feels the institution shouldn’t decide the...

Despite pushback, an Antony Gormley sculpture honoring Alan Turing will be installed at King’s College in Cambridge, where the pioneering mathematician and wartime codebreaker studied in the 1930s. The Cambridge City council approved Gormley’s memorial, a modular 12-foot-tall corten-steel figure, on August 3. It will be...