Art made Homo sapiens smarter than Neanderthals—and better equipped to survive

When considering what humans need to survive, art doesn’t seem high on the list. A hungry person will pick a sandwich over a painting, say.…

Central Park art gallery exhibit celebrates African American culture

The exhibit, called "Identity" and curated by the group Harlem Needle Arts, has been on display for several weeks. The works are designed...

A Vantablack art installation in Pyeongchang creates a stunning visual illusion

In the middle of Pyeongchang sits the Hyundai Pavilion, an art installation by Asif Khan that seems to swallow the light around it. It’s painted…

The hypnotic, unsettling “Annihilation” explores the human impulse to destroy things

Shortly before venturing into a mysterious uninhabited biome known only as “The Shimmer,” a psychologist and a biologist take a few minutes to...

Madrid mayor boycotts opening of art fair over censorship row

Manuela Carmena protests at removal of work calling jailed Catalans political prisoners The mayor of Madrid has boycotted the opening of a...

Nigeria’s bobsled team won hearts at the Winter Olympics

Nigeria’s Winter Olympics adventure was mainly driven by an all-female bobsled team which, despite tough odds, made history at the games. More than a...