July 21, 2011 From 1915 until 1946, some 25,000 pieces of paper were exchanged between painter Georgia O'Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The correspondence tracks their relationship from acquaintances to admirers to lovers to man and wife to exasperated — but still together — long-marrieds.
July 3, 2011 On the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., a monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being carved. Gigantic granite cliffs form the entryway, like massive stone curtains about to reveal a permanent reminder of the man who articulated a dream for so many Americans.
June 30, 2011 Gone with the Wind sold one million copies in its first six months, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, and brought an explosion of unexpected, unwished-for celebrity to its author. NPR's Susan Stamberg visits the tiny Atlanta apartment where Mitchell wrote the famous novel 75 years ago.
May 18, 2011 When it comes to Dutch artists, you probably know of Rembrandt and Vermeer, but a man named Gabriel Metsu was once the darling of Dutch painting. He has fallen out of the spotlight, but an exhibit at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., is bringing the master back.
April 26, 2011 You'd think the color of the most photographed bridge in the world would have a more exciting name than "international orange." Whatever you call it, it's the unmistakable color of the Golden Gate Bridge, which turns 75 next year. But back in the 1930s, the now-iconic hue was a radical choice.
March 15, 2011 The Polynesian women Paul Gauguin painted probably wore a lot more clothing than he wanted you to believe. A new exhibit at the National Gallery explores how the post-Impressionist artist didn't let reality stop him from painting the primitive island culture he'd hoped to find — but didn't.
March 8, 2011 Taxing Visions is a new exhibit that depicts the underside of the Gilded Age at the end of the 19th century. The artwork on display at the Huntington in San Marino, Calif., pays tribute to the men, women and children hit hardest by the economic downturn.
February 25, 2011 Among the earliest production crew members hired on a film, they help directors turn words into pictures — and help manage the chaos of a movie set. For the second of this year's Hollywood Jobs stories, NPR's Susan Stamberg tags along to see the sites.
February 24, 2011 When The Social Network needs 60 vintage computers that work — or Steven Spielberg needs live crabs, and needs them in motion — it's prop masters who move heaven and earth to make it happen. In the first of her annual Hollywood Jobs stories, NPR's Susan Stamberg profiles some of the field's best.