Jacob Lawrence’s historical narrative series Struggle: From the History of the American People—painted between 1954 and 1956 and depicting scenes from the early decades of the republic—will be on view at the Peabody Essex Museum.
This month, Ben Miller travels to Salem, MA, to learn how researchers at the Peabody Essex Museum are analyzing the ways people look at art, and blazing the way for the museology of the future.
As the Carolyn and Peter Lynch art collection travels to the Peabody Essex Museum, we look at a small part of it at home on Commonwealth Avenue
A current exhibition examines American art old and new through the lens of the environment
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is revisiting the grand era of ocean liner travel.
Fig. 1. Mural of an interior scene from the Yucuixuan (Bower of Purest Jade) in the Qianlong Garden, Beijing, c. 1776. Ink and colors on paper, 10 feet, 4 ¾ inches by 12 feet, ⅜ inch. Many artists from the ateliers of the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736–1796) contributed paintings to the scene, among them Yao Wenhan (active c. 1739–1752), who …