A new show at the Hayden Planetarium reveals as much about the history of planetariums themselves as it does our solar system.
After undergoing a major reinterpretation, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home balances historical seriousness with self-celebration.
Sandy Schreier, who has pledged to donate part of her couture collection to the Met, sees clothing as artwork in and of itself, regardless of its utilitarian function.
An exhibition looks at objects from two shipwrecks—and the difficulties in recovering them and determining ownership.
A limpid exhibition provides a view of his religious art and an optimistic time in America.
The revamped Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle is handsome and not without its highlights, but stumbles when it bends to contemporary mores.
A potent but flawed exhibition marks the bicentennial of the birth of the critic and artist.
An exhibition explores themes important to Emperor Maximilian’s life and career, especially his love of armor as a craft and as a symbol of the knightly valor with which he wished to be identified.
Designer Anna Sui draws inspiration from sources as varied as languorous Pre-Raphaelites, sunny Flower Power, and the Pig-Pen aesthetic of grunge.
The Huntington celebrates its centenary with an exhibition that gives a sense of the world 100 years ago.
A cache of items hidden by persecuted Jews in France needs more context to truly shine.
The Cody Firearms Museum gives visitors a larger sense of guns’ history and significance than contemporary cataclysms might allow.
A show of rare and rarely displayed textiles reveals a wide array of influences in the region.
An exhibition at the Museum at FIT traces the evolution of the couture mecca from the 1700s to the present.
An exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art looks at the way imagination has shaped our quest for the stars, but also loads interstellar exploration with Earthbound troubles.
The museum’s new home provides more space and more details—and isn’t afraid to flirt with controversy.
An exhibition of more than 600 silver and mixed-metal wares reveals the artistry and innovation of the Rhode Island firm.
Artifacts once trapped by the volcano are now on view at the Getty Villa, which was designed to look like the ancient Roman structure that used to house them.
With some 100 rings, necklaces and brooches made over the past 300 years, an exhibition at the Met tells the story of America.
The newly renovated display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is filled with fascinating dinosaurs, but the story it tells is confusing and unfocused.