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Still from Adrift in Tokyo / 2007
Courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Tokyo Stories

Three filmmakers have radically different takes on the city of Tokyo. More»

Cookie in the Snow, Seacoal Camp, Lynemouth, Northumberland / Chris Killip

This Just In: The Sublime in the Everyday

Chris Killip’s photographs depict hard-working people in a bleak yet visually stunning setting. More»

Arches of the Dodd Building / Minor White

Does It Matter If Artists Are Queer?

"Should an artist’s sexuality even be a part of the academic and public dialogue?" More»
Sound of One Hand Clapping / Minor White
Reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University

Seeing Each Other Differently

Art brings a dad and his adult son together. More»
A Lover Entering the Bedroom of His Beloved in Romance of the Rose, about 1405, unknown illuminator, made in Paris. Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with dark red morocco, 14 7/16 x 10 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig XV 7, fol. 62v

The Art of Seduction

Is this medieval book a warning lesson, or a shocking incitement to sin? More»

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    Still from J'Accuse featuring undead soldiers questioning their sacrifice
    Still from J'Accuse

    Two Unforgettable Films about World War I

    Two classics screen for the war's centenary. More»

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        Satan and his skeleton minions enjoying the afterlife.

        Playfully staged, the series seems purely humorous—until you learn when and why they were made. These skeletons’ rowdy antics were a clever form of political satire.

        —Curator Mazie Harris on Skeletons Carousing in Hell


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