Struth is known for massive pictures of architecture and people looking at art in museums. But a few years ago, a commission to photograph the British royals pushed him out of his comfort zone.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Paola Antonelli, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, about the museum's recent acquisition of the original emoji for its permanent collection.
The artist's repeating performance films can bring on a sort of catharsis, and people often cry after seeing a few cycles. "He's a huge deal," says one curator. "He's been ... rocking the art world."
When astronomers spot a new planet that's too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.
Last year, baby Jesus' head went missing from a statue at a church in northern Ontario. A local artist sculpted an attention-getting substitute, but that damaged the statue.
In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years in prison. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.
On sunny December day in Manhattan, the great German painter had been on his way to an exhibit featuring his latest self-portrait when he died. Now, that painting is back in the city where he left it.
Italian fashion brand Moschino is causing controversy with its pill-themed 2017 collection. Randy Anderson of Eden House Recovery Services is pushing stores not to sell the clothing.
Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.