Motherwell’s Mistakes

Motherwell’s Mistakes

Motherwell wrote, “I begin painting with a series of mistakes. The painting comes out of the correction of mistakes by feeling."

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Letter from Berlin

Letter from Berlin

In the German capital, Marsden Hartley first found his voice as an American artist.

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Where Did Bacchus Go?

Where Did Bacchus Go?

Conservators have removed this composite sculpture in order to detach its rare ancient torso.
 

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The Sounds of Silents

The Sounds of Silents

Pianist and composer David Drazin reflects on what it's like to accompany silent films.

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Two New Judaic Acquisitions

Two New Judaic Acquisitions

A high degree of craftsmanship marks these new additions to the Judaic collection: a masterpiece of rococo design and a charming spice container.

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A Hair-Raising Experience

A Hair-Raising Experience

This high rooster-tail ‘do truly defies gravity. “You need a product for that,” observed Dr. Tania String, art history professor at UNC–Chapel Hill....

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Arms for Art and Other Shenanigans

Arms for Art and Other Shenanigans

How did this bust of pure white marble become so damaged? The answer—only recently discovered—leads to an astonishing tale from the Civil War....

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Hanukkah Lamp

Hanukkah Lamp

Few examples of this once-ubiquitous ceremonial object survived the war and Holocaust.

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