American history

Virginia Overton creates new public work for Brooklyn’s former Domino Sugar Refinery

The Brooklyn-based artist has created an abstract wall sculpture for the building’s lobby using parts of the old factory’s iconic yellow sign

Timothée Chalamet kicks off the Met Gala with a flag-inspired collaboration with street artist JR

The actor debuted a new performance and installation in the Breuer building, before protestors crashed the party at the Costume Institute’s annual celebrity fundraiser

Sotheby's to sell Robert Colescott's take on George Washington crossing the Delaware River

The painting's low estimate of $9m is ten times the artist's record at auction


'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum

Plus, artists with disabilities in the Covid era and Goya's Disasters of War

What can we learn from the Salem Witch Trials?

A historical exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum traces the political and religious forces that led to the executions of innocent people

The Huntington Library acquires two collections of US slavery and abolition records

The historic documents “highlight the complexities of documenting America’s ‘peculiar institution’”

Celebrating a French artist who captured a young America

Exhibition profiles the intrepid Baroness Hyde de Neuville, who chased down Napoleon and was friendly with America's founding fathers—and never stopped drawing

North Carolina to stage first show on American South

'Southern Accent' combines art and music to showcase the impact of the American South on US culture

Books: Restitution justice, American style

Two books reveal the complexities involved in restitution