National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian gallery explores diversity in US lynchings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits.<p>Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way.<p>The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken …

Art Galleries

The 10 Best Hop-On Hop-Off Tours In The World

Exploring the city atop a hop-on hop-off bus is a unique experience. It’s not just exciting but economic and convenient as well. Plus, you get numerous offers and discounts as part of the tour package.<p>So, before you embark on your next trip, check out these ten best hop-on hop-off tours in the …

European Travel

Prince Charles chooses the highlights of the royal collection for a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace

Matt Dunham/AP/REX/Shutterstock<p>As Buckingham Palace prepares to open to visitors for the summer, one of the highlights of a visit is sure to be the …

Prince Charles

She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.

The artist Carrie Mae Weems recalls sitting at her desk in Syracuse in 2014 “feeling very anonymous and misunderstood and trying to figure out how to make some new work” when she got the call.<p>“I was offered this extraordinary gift,” she said. “It was important, because I needed the money, but more …

The Arts

Prince Charles 70th birthday: A new exhibition of royal art opens at Buckingham Palace

A special exhibition celebrating the Prince of Wales’ passion for art will open this weekend at Buckingham Palace, commemorating the Prince’s 70th …

Buckingham Palace

The virtuosic rage of David Wojnarowicz | Financial Times

David Wojnarowicz was a prophet whose voice still peals like a tocsin of doom. His political art of the 1980s, an urgent response to the Aids crisis, …

Comic Books

Roaming Charges: Are You Putin Me On?

Photo by National Portrait Gallery, London | CC BY 2.0+ Name this politician…He is pathologically narcissistic and supremely arrogant. He has a …

Great Britain

Can 48 Artists in 14 Rooms Capture Michael Jackson?

LONDON — When the world first learned of Michael Jackson’s death, from an accidental overdose in 2009, the news had a whiff of unreality about it. This was in no small part because, for so long, it had been hard to remember that he was actually a person. A child prodigy who in adulthood became a …

The Arts

Ripped off: Where tourists are charged 25 times what locals pay

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>As a foreign visitor, you will pay 1000 Indian rupees to …

Travel (Australia)

Michael Jackson Is Just The Fifth Musician To Chart This Many Top 10 Hits

Much of the conversation last week when in regards to the charts revolved around Drake and the many, many chart records he matched (or broke), but he wasn’t the only superstar who managed to rise the ranks and make history in the process.<p>The late, great Michael Jackson also appeared on the Hot 100 …

Top 10

Weekend Picks: 17 Things To Do In And Around D.C.

This weekend, you can get some good laughs in, see lotus and water lilies, hang out with the dead, and more.<p><b>FRIDAY, JULY 20</b><p><b>HAHAHA</b>: The Kennedy Center …

Washington D.C.

Details: When You Miss Them They are Glaring

I am watching one of my favorite old teevee indulgences on Netflix: “Person of Interest.” Sure, there’s lots of bullets, explosions, wrong stuff but …

Art Galleries

Aerial View Over Edinburgh circa 1920, One of the Best Aerial Photographs Ever Taken

Taking photos from great heights is all the rage these days. Which makes sense, given how easy it now is to get your hands on a camera-equipped …

Art Galleries

Calling All Artists! | National Portrait Gallery

<b>The 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition call for entries is open through Labor Day</b><p>The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever …

Art Galleries

V&A's 'less scary' entrance drives up visitor numbers

A new and less intimidating entrance has helped the V&A achieve record visitor numbers, bucking a trend of sharp falls across the UK’s museums and galleries.<p>The museum said more than 4.4 million people visited the V&A and its London satellites, Blythe House and the Museum of Childhood. That …

Art

Soap opera queen Susan Lucci reveals what she really eats in a day

There are some stars who rely on the skills of a plastic surgeon to look half their age, and others who hide behind a full face of makeup -- and then there's Susan Lucci.<p>The 71-year-old soap opera actress looks better than most of us will look in a lifetime. It's a youthful aesthetic she's …

New York City

Maggi Hambling: 'My best advice? Make your work your best friend' | London Evening Standard

If I knew what that was I would tell you.<p><b>If you could own one piece of art what would it be?</b><p>Rembrandt’s last self portrait, which hangs in Cologne, …

Michael Jackson

September in London: Weather and Events Guide

London is beautiful in the fall. The temperatures have dropped some, but there's still plenty to do and the weather is fine if you have a sweater on …

Travel

V&A given six-month deadline to reinvent itself

The troubled Victoria and Albert Museum has been given six months to justify its existence to a confused and increasingly apathetic public who do not seem to know what it is for.<p>Its new director, Mark Jones, has until October to convince the culture secretary, Chris Smith, that he has found a way …

Fundraising

The London Pass® - Including Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour

One day sightseeing bus ticket – Free with your pass<p><b>Six routes covering many top attractions</b> you can visit with your Pass – see full route map• <b><br>Hop on</b> …

England

Leicester Square to host free family film screenings this summer | London Evening Standard

Leicester Square will host free family film screenings as part of a new summer programme.<p>The tourist hotspot will accomodate up to 750 viewers at a …

England

What Is Kate Middleton's Citrine Ring Worth? The Reported 'Push Present' Didn't Cost What You'd Imagine

The royal family are pretty lucky when it comes to jewellery. Women like the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex are often allowed to raid …

Royal Family

Jim Carrey Explores Trump's Flagging Appeal to Putin in New Artwork

Actor/artist reflects on chummy relationship between U.S. and Russian leaders<p>If it seemed to you that Vladimir Putin was weighing a little too …

Donald Trump

Free Primary Sources To Engage Students

Primary sources are crucial to student learning. They add details that a secondary source cannot and encourage students to search for answers to …

Genealogy

American Experience

The Gilded Age | Article<p>Ida B. Wells in Brooklyn<p><i>Just 30 years after the Civil War, the Gilded Age, with its emphasis on industrialization and</i> …

Black History

How the Obamas managed to become invisible in Washington, D.C.

When Barack and Michelle Obama announced they were staying in Washington after eight years in the White House, there was a palpable buzz.<p>The conventional move for a post-presidency life is back home: a return to roots, a presidential library and distinguished service. No modern president has …

Michelle Obama

The battered aspirations of the American working class

Maybe there never will be any rest for them. Even in an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington titled “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers,” laborers of every kind — slaves and free people, clockmakers and Subway sandwich workers, sharecroppers and machinists — are …

Opinion

Photography Legends Keith Carter, Douglas Kirkland, and Joyce Tenneson Talk Photography, and You Get to Listen

Imagine the amount of knowledge that flows when you get to sit down with three of the most legendary names in the photography world. In these …

Art Galleries

Obama deplores leaders who lie with 'utter loss of shame'

A day after President Trump’s jaw-dropping joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Barack Obama on Tuesday, speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, bemoaned the “utter loss of shame among political leaders who won’t quit lying.”<p>“Politicians have always lied, …

Donald Trump

Kate and William's subtle but sweet tribute to the Queen that made sure she wasn't missing from Prince Louis' christening

Queen Elizabeth was unable to attend Prince Louis' christening last week but Kate and William made sure she wasn't missing from the official …

Royal Family