Most Gothic architecture was built in the 19th and 20th centuries when the medieval style underwent a global revival. Now, Gothic is trending again.
Stained glass windows, one of the most durable types of art, have long imparted both powerful religious and secular messages.
Saint Sulpice Church in Paris has a turbulent history dating to the 7th century. Today, it is Paris's temporary cathedral amidst the pandemic.
Gothic architecture has been called both magnificent and monstrous. We examine why.
The Panthéon in Paris, France's national mausoleum, embraces the contradictory themes of the nation's turbulent history.
China's most famous painting captured traditional life, the traces of which have survived into modern times.
Millions of Christians will turn to the Bible this week to read the Christmas story in hundreds of languages.
Thousands of Buddhist scriptures carved in stone and buried for centuries are among China's greatest cultural treasures.
France's dazzling royal necropolis, the Basilica of Saint Denis, is also the birthplace of Gothic architecture.
The Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square, among America's most popular tourist destinations, are undergoing a major renovation.
A worldwide Good Friday fast to stem COVID-19 prompts a global, interdenominational outpouring of anguish and participation.
Paris' oldest church, Saint Germain des Prés, is emerging from layers of grime and soot as a meticulous restoration reveals its vibrant color.
Rue Montorgueil in Paris began as a village street with a medieval church and food market. It has retained that character.
Mary, the mother of Christ, may be the most prominent visual icon in the world. We explore her history.
Muslims in China are a diverse religious and cultural group with a tumultuous history who take various sides in political disputes.
An emperor built a giant Buddha to unify his struggling country, as the center of a network of Buddhist temples throughout Japan.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris, France's national cathedral, was badly damaged in a fire.
Illuminated medieval manuscripts preserved culture and religious beliefs and set a foundation for book design and art styles.
Junipero Serra's "sainthood" is controversial, but the extent of his cultural impact on California is indisputable.