Art & Archives

Perspectives on art and art history, from classical art to contemporary architecture.

A Rare Look Inside a Golden Box
Pictured on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum: Peach-shaped Box, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th–mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

A Rare Look Inside a Golden Box

A closer look at a Japanese lacquer box owned by Marie-Antoinette.

AUDIO: Beyond the Nile – Egypt and the Classical World
Bust of Julius Caesar, 100s B.C., Romano-Egyptian. Green basalt, 17 5/16 × 10 1/4 × 9 13/16 in. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung. Photo: bpk Bildagentur / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Art Resource, NY

AUDIO: Beyond the Nile – Egypt and the Classical World

Take a curator-led tour of this exhibition on cultural exchange and art in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.