For eight days in August 1944, a disused bomb shelter beneath the streets of Paris became the central command post of the French resistance. Decked out with 250 telephone lines, a bicycle-powered generator and an airtight door, the underground bunker allowed leaders of the resistance to secretly coordinate the liberation of Paris from its Nazi occupiers.
Seven artists asked New York City's (NYC) Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas.
With thousands of historical artifacts from all over the Islamic world, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization offers visitors a unique exposure to timeless achievements of Islamic life and its universality.
Poster House, the first US museum exclusively dedicated to the art of poster design, officially opened in New York City after four years in development. An anonymous donor who gave $15 million and a cadre of New York’s graphic-design champions helped materialize the dream of erecting a fitting shrine to important posters from the 18th century to the present.