In an act of vandalism on par with the burning of the Library of Alexandria, during the sixteenth century Spanish conquistadors and priests destroyed the Maya codices, or the written sum of that civilization’s history and literature…
Echoes of the Dance
A monumental nineteenth-century painting of a Native ceremony is the centerpiece for an examination of a still-resonant cross-cultural encounter in California
Openings and Closings: December 16 to December 22
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Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues: While the Iron is Hot
I wanted to show that antiques have something to say, not only about their own moment—in the more or less distant past—but also about our own.
Editor’s Letter– November/December 2020
I wondered how cultural institutions, desperate for attendance, were handling the restrictions forced by the coronavirus pandemic, and took a stroll along New York’s “Museum Mile” on Fifth Avenue.
Openings and Closings: November 4 to November 10
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Openings and Closings: September 9 to September 15
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Openings and Closings: August 26 to September 1
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The American Wing gets ready to soar: Renovation and Refinement
Emerging from a much-needed remake, the Met’s American decorative arts galleries and period rooms shine as never before