Last_Judgement_(Michelangelo)-censored4

When Michelangelo’s ambitious paintings premiered in the sixteenth century, they touched off a very modern-sounding social media scandal, says art historian Elizabeth Lev.

FEATURED_BehnazBabazadeh_gummybear

Afghan-born artist Behnaz Babazadeh hopes to spark a conversation about the burka … by wrapping herself in candy.

FEATURED_Milky-rivers_Uldus

Russian artist Uldus creates surreal photographic portraits of maidens, demons, heroines and gnomes.

FEATURED_Silent_Evolution_Jason-deCaires-Taylor_Sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor casts giant cement sculptures that weigh thousands of pounds — and then sinks them into the ocean. His idea: to create a unique underwater gallery that algae, corals and other sea creatures can call home.

FEATURED_JR_Gallery-3_Unframed,-Immigrant-line,-courtesy-of-JR

When artist JR started a project about the 1.2 million people held in limbo at the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in the early 20th century, he couldn’t help but notice ghosts of the present.

FEATURED_v3_2---Pianoiss-.-.-.-issmo-(Worse-Finish)

Deaf artist Christine Sun Kim describes how she combines American Sign Language and musical notation systems in her drawings.

Photo: Joshua Brott

Travis Threlkel paints in light. His canvas: the largest buildings he can find.