This cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia shows four lines of text written by a student – perhaps a proverb – with a teacher or parent’s writing on the back for them to c...
This 2,000-year-old Roman sculpture is based on an ancient Greek original...
This gold aureus coin from AD 40 was found as part of a hoard in southern India. Roman trading networks were ...
Unearthing Hatshepsut, Egypt's Most Powerful Female Pharaoh
"The seated statue of Hatshepsut from The Met collection illustrates one of the core problems the pharaoh had to confront: How should a female pharaoh be depicted?" Learn about the evolution of the scholarship surrounding Hatshepsut and her reign in this "Collection Insights" blog post.
#ArtSpeaks: Yasmil Raymond on Jack Whitten
#ArtSpeaks: Yasmil Raymond on Jack Whitten: This week for #ArtSpeaks, we revisit Jack Whitten’s “Atopolis: For Édouard Glissant,” in memory of the beloved artist who died at age 78 this past weekend. One of the most important African-American painters of his generation, Jack Whitten is known for exploring the material possibilities of paint through decades of experimentation. Associate curator Yasmil Raymond says, “the method that Jack is using, renouncing the brush, is linked to his identity as an African-American and feeling that he needed to insist on painting in a different way than the Western way of painting. He wanted to invent his own method.” … #ArtSpeaks, a day of community and conversation returns to the galleries for its one year anniversary on Tuesday, January 30.
American Museum of Natural History Photo 2018-01-23 19:48
It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday! Throughout their nearly 300-million-year through history, trilobites were subject to predation. Much like many modern arthropods, they frequently shed their outer shell, and the wounded exoskeleton of any surviving trilobite could not begin to heal until their subsequent molt. Occasionally, as on this 4-inch Gabriellus kierorum from the Lower Cambrian of British Columbia, the fossilized edges of these bite marks appear surprisingly smooth, a sign that the healing process had already begun. Often, however, the jagged but symmetric patterns on the trilobite shell indicate that the injury may have been fatal.
Van Gogh Museum Photo 2018-01-23 19:15
Meet Felix Auerbach, painted by Edvard Munch in 1906. An extraordinary addition to the Van Gogh Museum collection! Get to know Felix Auerbach in our previous livestream: http://vangogh.com/IjIp30hWZHS
Middle East Fine Arts Photo 2018-01-23 14:40
Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-01-23 14:01
GUN OF THE DAY - Steyr K98k Rifle During the Second World War, German military forces were armed with rifles manufactured by a variety of contractors across Europe. An Austrian version of the Mauser 98k carbine, these arms were produced at Steyr, Austria after Germany had taken over that country. Other rifles produced at the Steyr factory during this period marked with the Steyr WWII 660 code were also marked as "L" for Luftwaffe, or "M" for Navy utilization. Caliber: 7.9mm Production Dates: 1940-1944 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history #WWII
Middle East Fine Arts Photo 2018-01-23 12:40
Tom Chambers #wooart #photography
National Gallery Photo 2018-01-23 12:37
Closing on 28 January, there's only a few days left to see the only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in the UK and explore its relationship to works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. This special display in Room 20 offers a unique opportunity to study the artistic relationship between three great masters – respectful friends and acrimonious rivals – whose work was crucial to the development of the High Renaissance style: http://bit.ly/2vy1kTj