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).
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Get to know fifteenth-century Aragonese painting, which draws on Italian and Northern Renaissance influences.
Explore Dürer's masterful "psychological self-portrait" and the hidden meanings of the various objects in it.
Monks and nuns removed candle soot from this painting using urine and lye, but its gold background never tarnished.
Realism, ideal beauty, and military might—explore the evolution of Roman portraits and political imagery.
This exquisite example of a Goryeo Buddhist painting depicts the bodhisattva on his mountain-island abode.
In the chaos of the 3rd century, can we be sure about the identification of this statue?
Originally a sliding wall, these golden panels use bamboo, a Chinese motif, to illustrate a Japanese poetic trope.
This boyish bodhisattva reminds us that through humble bearing, we can spiritually blossom—like a lotus flower.
Terrorists overran Palmyra twice despite international cries for protection, sowing irreversible destruction.
Feline fangs, rather than human teeth, suggest that this figure is either supernatural or in contact with deities.
Though Picabia borrows from the popular machine aesthetic, nothing about his apparatus is functional.
Are these little-understood figures representations of diseased people, or an attempt to ward off illness?