Prehistoric to contemporary
videos + essays
This complex and haunting work fuses Lam’s Cuban, Chinese, and Congolese heritage together with humans, plants, and animals into dream-like beings
Van Mander rewrites art history in this book of "celebrity" artists from the Netherlands
Van Dyck paints himself as Icarus, a boy whose wings melted when he flew too close to the sun
Ceramics factories in Holland compete with the demand for Chinese porcelain
An ancestor's face on a slit gong
Giap’s Igloo by Mario Merz invites you to consider your actions, and how those actions contribute to our larger existence.
Rembrandt makes a case for painting and art-making as an intellectual endeavor, rather than a craft
From Indonesia to the Netherlands, this coconut encased in silver features a fish tail, a mermaid, and a chimp
The madrasa-mosque of Sultan Hasan remains one of the most ingeniously designed mosques in the history of Islamic architecture.
A very expensive Atlas from Amsterdam attempts to map the known world to Dutch viewers
What does the Virgin Mary look like?
How Chicago architecture sprung up thanks to new technology at the turn of the century