An improbable Broadway hit, "The Band's Visit" is an award-winning musical that emphasizes the common humanity of people thrown together in a remote desert town.
An ancient Persian artifact stolen decades ago will soon be headed home. Learn how, and why, the U.S. combats art smuggling and repatriates stolen cultural property.
See how Vatican treasures, religious art and couture come together in a seamless mix of the sacred and the secular at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For the first time, three ancient lacquer Buddha sculptures were exhibited at the Freer-Sackler galleries. Research helps ensure they'll last another thousand years.
The glittering Freedom Sculpture in Los Angeles, modeled after the ancient clay Cyrus Cylinder, is just one testimonial to Persian king Cyrus the Great's support for human rights.
The National Book Awards recently created a prestigious prize for works of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, translated into English. Authors, translators and readers will benefit.
Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.
Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding exemplifies women making history in fields that were once nearly exclusively male, like jazz.
A photo of Parker Curry, who is 2 years old, in front of a new portrait of Michelle Obama electrified social media and captured hearts around the globe.