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Cathedral by Jackson Pollock is an enamel and aluminum paint on canvas on view at the Dallas Museum of Art and has been part of the collection for more than seven decades. Pollock is known for defining a new era of art by introducing the radical idea of placing his canvas on the ground and applying paint through movement. Works like “Cathedral” exemplified this new style—Abstract Expressionism—that captured the energy and complex emotions of post-World War II America. Learn more about this masterpiece with Agustín Arteaga, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.

Jackson Pollock, Cathedral


Cathedral by Jackson Pollock is an enamel and aluminum paint on canvas on view at the Dallas Museum of Art and has been part of the collection for more than seven decades. Pollock is known for defining a new era of art by introducing the radical idea of placing his canvas on the ground and applying paint through movement. Works like “Cathedral” exemplified this new style—Abstract Expressionism—that captured the energy and complex emotions of post-World War II America. Learn more about this masterpiece with Agustín Arteaga, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.

Jackson Pollock, Cathedral


Rufino Tamayo considered himself an international Mexican, bringing Mexican art and its cultural roots to the world and vice versa. One art school, two museums and over 2,000 works later, it is easy to see how he brought inspiration to Oaxaca, just as his birthplace inspired him and his art. Learn more about Tamayo with Roxana Velásquez, the Maruja Baldwin Executive Director and CEO of The San Diego Museum of Art.

Rufino Tamayo, The Somnambulist


Rufino Tamayo considered himself an international Mexican, bringing Mexican art and its cultural roots to the world and vice versa. One art school, two museums and over 2,000 works later, it is easy to see how he brought inspiration to Oaxaca, just as his birthplace inspired him and his art. Learn more about Tamayo with Roxana Velásquez, the Maruja Baldwin Executive Director and CEO of The San Diego Museum of Art.

Rufino Tamayo, The Somnambulist




“Self-Portrait with Monkey,” 1938, by Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Monkey, 1938, by Frida Kahlo is one of the most important works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Kahlo’s art embodies Mexicandad—the unique spirit and quality of being Mexican—combining the country’s indigenous heritage, colonial history and post-revolutionary future. Many of her works and self-portraits are also artistic expressions of the numerous challenges she faced in her lifetime. Learn more about “Self- Portrait with Monkey,” 1938, with Janne Sirén, the Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait with Monkey



Julie Mehrutu, HOWL, eon (I, II) (SFMOMA)
HOWL, eon (I, II), by Julie Mehretu at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was inspired by 1950's San Francisco and uses digital images of contemporary riots and protests overlaid with paint. Explore this masterpiece further with Neal Benezra, the Helen and Charles Schwab Director of SFMOMA.

Julie Mehretu, HOWL, eon (I, II)




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In Paris, Léger became associated with some of the most forward-looking painters of the time, developing his own form of late Cubism so elegantly seen in this mural. Discover how his works came to be displayed alongside those of Matisse and Picasso with Gary Tinterow, Director and Margaret Alkek Williams Chair of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Fernand Léger, Untitled (Fireplace Mural)


“Folding Sheets" by Jonathan Green is part of the permanent collection at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, North Carolina. This masterpiece is a deceptively simple depiction of two women folding sheets on a summer day, painted with a limited color palette of indigo, white and shades of brown and black. Discover more about this work with David Taylor, President & CEO of the Gantt Center.

Jonathan Green, Folding Sheets


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On a sunny day, when natural light streams into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, this self-portrait by Rembrandt comes alive. The spotlight on the Rembrandt’s shoulder and cheek glow as if he is sitting in the gallery staring right back at you. Learn more about this masterpiece with Peggy Fogelman, the Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, Age 23




The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins portrays the famous surgeon, Dr. Samuel D. Gross. It was made for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, but was rejected by the jury, evidently because it was considered too frightening. Discover how it came to be recognized as one of America’s greatest paintings with Timothy Rub, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The ...


“Protractor, Variation I” by Frank Stella at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Created in 1969 is composed of rhythmic bands of color in the shape of a protractor. This work is one of nearly 100 paintings in Stella’s Protractor series. Discover more reasons why this is a masterpiece with Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Protractor, Variation I by Frank Stella


“Protractor, Variation I” by Frank Stella at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Created in 1969 is composed of rhythmic bands of color in the shape of a protractor. This work is one of nearly 100 paintings in Stella’s Protractor series. Discover more reasons why this is a masterpiece with Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Protractor, Variation I by Frank Stella



“Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease” at the Denver Art Museum
Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin gazing down as if listening intently to its devotees. Guanyin’s name means “the one who always hears.” Discover what makes this 1,000-year-old sculpture a masterpiece with Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum.

Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease ...


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The luxurious space of the Damascus Room was ikely for an affluent family to host visitors. The opulent décor and poetic inscriptions were designed to make the space feel like a retreat from the bustling commercial center. Explore the masterpiece with Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Damascus Room at The Metropolitan Museum ...


Masterpiece Moment - Damascus Room thumb
The luxurious space of the Damascus Room was ikely for an affluent family to host visitors. The opulent décor and poetic inscriptions were designed to make the space feel like a retreat from the bustling commercial center. Explore the masterpiece with Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The Damascus Room at The Metropolitan Museum ...


“Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease” at the Denver Art Museum
Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease depicts the bodhisattva Guanyin gazing down as if listening intently to its devotees. Guanyin’s name means “the one who always hears.” Discover what makes this 1,000-year-old sculpture a masterpiece with Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum.

Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease ...