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Art Museums and (Art) Objects
Art Museums and (Art) Objects

"It is to kill art to make history of it" — the neutralizing effect of the art museum.

The Great Mosque of Damascus
The Great Mosque of Damascus

Once a temple to Zeus, the Great Mosque of Damascus, has survived the Syrian Civil War, and stands as one of the world's most important historic structures.

Behind the Banksy Stunt
Behind the Banksy Stunt

What are we to make of an artist who shreds his work right after selling it?

Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba
Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba

Reading Assyrian art isn't easy — but it's always worth it.

The palace decoration of Ashurbanipal
The palace decoration of Ashurbanipal

Ashurbanipal wasn't just an Assyrian king, he was a propaganda king.

Art about Migration
Art about Migration

Migration is central to human experience.

Rock Art in the Green Sahara (Africa)
Rock Art in the Green Sahara (Africa)

Rock art is one of the best records of the life of past peoples who lived across the Sahara.

Mónica Mayer, <em>The Clothesline</em>
Mónica Mayer, The Clothesline

Drawing attention to the untold stories and silenced voices of women.

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris

The fire that engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was a terrible tragedy—though not an unusual one.

Sheltered by the sea, Barbara Hepworth’s Pelagos
Sheltered by the sea, Barbara Hepworth’s Pelagos

Sheltered by the sea, a study in place and feeling

The Symmachi Panel
The Symmachi Panel

Holding on to pagan traditions in the early Christian era

Impressionism as optical realism: Monet
Impressionism as optical realism: Monet

Odd advice from Monet? "When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you."