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Lessons from the Romans on Getting the New Year Off to a Good Start

Janus-head flask / Roman
Janus-head flask, 1st century A.D., eastern Mediterranean. Glass, 3 7/16 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.474

Sage advice from the ancients on new beginnings We are in the territory of Janus, the ancient Roman god who gives us the name of our first month. Janus is the master of beginnings, as well as doors and archways… More»

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      A 500-year-old watercolor of a beetle by Albrecht Dürer inspired this oversized artwork by John Baldessari.


      Top is Albrecht Dürer’s Stag Beetle from 1505; lower two feature John Baldessari’s Specimen (After Dürer) © 2000 John Baldessari

      05/21/15

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