Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is a far more ambitious production than its title would ever suggest.
The artist Annie Traquair Lang begins to emerge from the shadow of her mentor and paramour, William Merritt Chase.
If you have your computer or smart phone handy and aren’t already familiar with Nate DiMeo’s podcast, “The Memory Palace,” hasten to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website.
A new exhibition examines the luxury arts of the ancient Americas
The fourth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
Face jugs crafted in the mid-nineteenth century by slaves and freedmen working in the Edgefield District of South Carolina are among the rarest and most historically significant of American folk art ceramics. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently acquired a superb one.
As a symbol of fortitude and flexibility, bamboo often appears in Japanese art depicting rough weather—bearing up under high winds or the burden of snow, bending yet refusing to break.
In the closing years of the seventeenth century, Cristóbal de Villalpando was, in all likelihood, the best-known painter in the New World—and most of us have never heard of him.
The Flemish artist Hercules Segers—now the recipient of his first exhibition in America, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York—was probably the oddest European painter and printmaker of the seventeenth century.
These tiny triumphs speak to human ingenuity, boundless reservoirs of patience, and painstaking craftsmanship in efforts where the slightest error will ruin the whole.