This remarkably well-preserved floral collar illustrates how the broad collars so frequently depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings were made. http://met.org/2xzBYV1 Featured Artwork of the Day: Floral collar from Tutankhamun's Embalming Cache | ca. 1336–1327 B.C. | Egypt
Teeth and bones can reveal a lot about the lives of ancient people. We can learn about their diets, diseases and discomforts, and what may have caused them. This blog takes a closer look at bio-archaeology and how it can be useful for understanding social, cultural and environmental shifts in history.
MoMA PS1 is going back to college for this year's #BacktoSchoolPS1 benefit! Explore more than 20 artist projects organized by NYC collective DIS. The halls of PS1 will be filled with cosplay demonstrations, debates, a Student Union featuring beer pong and junk food, along with dueling comedy shows by Talk Hole and Ruby’s World. And of course, it wouldn’t be college without four theme parties including Fatherhood's foam party. Grab your tickets at mo.ma/backtoschool
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The Holy Face by Claude Mellan: This amazing print was made using just a single line! It starts at the tip of Christ’s nose and spirals outward to build up the design, using varying widths to change the tone. It was made by French printmaker Claude Mellan in 1649. Most engravers created tone by using crosshatching, but in this instance Mellan has avoided this technique completely to showcase his technical brilliance. Discover the power of prints and the business of printmaking in Europe between 1400 and 1850 in our new free exhibition: http://ow.ly/Uw4U30flZYz
Happy first day of fall! We're celebrating the autumnal equinox with this watercolor by Joseph Rubens Powell. What's the first thing you notice? The artist painted all four seasons in watercolor, adding specific details to indicate the time of year. Take a look at each one on our website: https://go.usa.gov/xRJrV Joseph Rubens Powell, "Autumn," watercolor over graphite on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of John Nichols Estabrook and Dorothy Coogan Estabrook