We live in New York, so we are lucky to be able to visit this amazing institution often. It's one of the great encyclopedic museums (meaning it collects and exhibits works from all time and from around the globe). And if you can't get there in person, virtually explore the museum with us as your guide.
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This ornamented silver cup tells a story about a prominent Jewish man close to rulers and European courts at a time when Jewish life was restricted
Contrary to the white marble of the ancient Mediterranean we see today, the ancient Greeks and Romans painted their statues in vibrant colors
What is worth dying for? David draws comparisons between ancient Roman philosopher Socrates and the French Revolution
These decorated aprons were gifts from the groom’s family to his wife, and signified her new role in society.
Han’s Night-Shining White exemplifies the expressive power of the line, the backbone of Chinese painting.
This Muslim prayer carpet shares striking visual similarities to a Jewish carpet meant to cover the Torah ark
It is thought that these tunics were made for soldiers and the checkered pattern camouflaged them into an indistinguishable mass
How to identify the Christian figures of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John by their iconography, or symbols, in art
László Moholy-Nagy's Photogram forces the viewer to question what a photograph is.
Who was the Buddha and how have artists depicted him as a visually recognizable figure in sculpture?
How real is too real?
Pages dyed pink, script from the Maghreb, and gold medallions make this Qu'ran especially spectacular