“It’s amazing to be immersed in Andrea del Sarto’s home city, his drawings, paintings, frescoes, and his life, normally all so far away when I’m in L.A.” More»
Hollow and in disrepair, it embodied the reason I wanted to leave Los Angeles. I was wrong. More»
Though overshadowed by modern icons, beautifully crafted buildings like St. John’s are an important part of our architectural heritage. More»
What makes a building into a community gathering spot? Sometimes a nondescript exterior gives way to sugary goodness inside. More»
“We’re much more sensitive in general to historic buildings than we once were.” How to move forward while preserving the past. More»
Julian Brooks, curator and lover of old master drawings, reports from Florence, Italy to share his research on Andrea del Sarto, his exhibition project in summer 2015, and life in Florence. More»
The body, being, and humanness are Zhang Huan’s primary mediums and subjects. More»
82nd & Fifth: Sustenance
"She is young, she is beautiful, she is alluring": Met curator Catharine Roehrig explores a remarkably vivid ancient Egyptian figure of a young woman.
Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It
Eviscerated bodies, in hot pink: The memory of Schindler cabinetry ripped from its context inspires Stephen Prina's installation at LACMA.
What Does a Cataloguer Do?
Miriam Katz explains what a cataloguer actually does, and why it matters.
What You're Saying
"A school is any learning environment, including a garden or forest or beach"
—Response to "Is a museum a school?" on Sam Durant's project isamuseum.org
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In his self-portrait, Rembrandt, otherwise haughty or world-weary, loosens up as Democrates [sic] the laughing philosopher.
The two statues being returned to Cambodia by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are among many disputed objects worldwide; 85–90 percent of artifacts on the market lack documented provenance.
We're often unaware of how our built environment impacts us. PBS looks at 10 buildings that most influenced later architecture in America.
The French government has begun one of the most extensive efforts to return to rightful owners and heirs approximately 2,000 unclaimed art objects that were plundered from private collections during World War II.
Surreal images of abandoned sets from Star Wars. Located near Tozeur in central Tunisia, most were virtually unknown by locals, and some can only be found with coordinates.
For great painters like Picasso, Renoir, Signac, Matisse, Chagall, and Gauguin, even a postcard was a work of art.
Picasso, van Gogh, and cats? A collection of musings and by artists, writers, and others inspired by cats, crazy and otherwise.
In a landmark exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Civil War is documented with the emerging art form of photography, providing a record of previously unseen people and events.