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Circa: The NCMA Blog

Introduction to Golden Mummies of Egypt
The NCMA's first exhibition featuring mummies takes visitors on a fascinating tour of a little-known era in ancient Egypt, a time when multiculturalism reigned. Curator Caroline Rocheleau explains.
Nature’s Art in the Museum Park
Our observant ranger keeps an eye on what the wildlife is up to in the Museum Park.
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Style: The Language of Design

The first in a series of Circa posts in which NCMA curatorial intern Taylor Hunkins interprets African utilitarian objects as products of design.

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Bacchus after the Makeover

The division of art from medicine is a modern concept.

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The Art of Healing: Potent Pigments

In our Art of Healing blog series, we’ve seen the role of ritual objects and venerated images of saints, gods, and goddesses. But can art cure our afflictions like a medicine? From time immemorial we have put our belief in powerful objects with the hope of overcoming sickness. Pilgrimage was invented …

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Behind the Scenes

Nature’s Art in the Museum Park

Our observant ranger keeps an eye on what the wildlife is up to in the Museum Park.

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Arts and Exhibitions

Art Advocacy: The Aesthetic of Solidarity

Do allies participate in oppressive systems that further marginalize the communities they attempt to support? Artists in the NCMA’s collection pose a challenging.

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Eye to Eye

Why 20th-century African art is both the best art you’ll ever experience and not art at all.

At least not in the Western sense. NCMA intern Sarah Frisbie explains.

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The Art of Healing: Conjuring the Supernatural

Animal-shaped incense burners were used in ancient Costa Rica to seek healing from another world.

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The Art of Healing: Desperate Measures

GSK Curatorial Research Fellow Ángel Gonzalez describes the role of “the flayed one,” a Mesoamerican god that could both send or cure sickness.

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The Art of Healing: Faith and Affliction

Artist José Bedia portrays a saint of health and healing often described as showing no mercy to the arrogant but providing solace to the afflicted.

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