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Art With a Past: Remembering the Holocaust in Centuries-Old Tapestries

Penny Schwartz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

The grand Koch Gallery at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts boasts 16th century and 17th century European artists like Titian. It's an unexpected place t...

Going Dutch: How a Great Museum Produces a Really Great Exhibition

Michael Levin | Posted 10.28.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is host to a phenomenal exhibition of 17th-century Dutch paintings depicting the wealthy, the working class, and the places where the classes connect.

Priscilla Frank

What Did A Snapshot Mean Before Instagram? | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts

Couple facing one another with hands on hips Unidentified artist, American, 20th century (American) Photograph, gelatin silver print *Gift of Peter J....

Japanese Photographers React To The Tragic Aftermath Of Japan's 'Triple Disaster'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts

On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m., two tectonic plates at the bottom of the Japanese Trench slipped. The bump was like nothing the area had felt before....

Gordon Parks' Never-Before-Seen Photos Of 1950s Segregation

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after h...

Female Photographers Tell Unique Story Of Modern Middle East

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 01.24.2014 | Religion

Omar Sacirbey | Religion News Service BOSTON (RNS) An Iraqi woman dons a black hijab but bares her thighs. A Lebanese woman wearing a sheer blouse ...

The First Expansive Sargent Watercolor Exhibition in Twenty Years: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Another artist might not be able to pull it off but Sargent makes it work. His oils, too, have this quality - a dash here, a couple of brushstrokes there, something only a master can execute. It is like jazz - you have to have the basics before you can improvise.

LOOK: Vintage Postcards Show Life In 1900

Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts

Although now they only enter our consciousness when we are on vacation, postcards were once the most fashionable forms of communication. Before Facebo...

Nigeria Demands Return Of Looted Art

Posted 07.20.2012 | Arts

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments, the governmental body in Nigeria that regulates the nation's museum systems, is demanding the retur...

The Robert Lehman Gift to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston: Matters Arising

Chika Okeke-Agulu | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts
Chika Okeke-Agulu

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has just become a major player among collections of the famed Royal Benin brass and ivory sculptures, thanks to the gift of 34 objects by Robert Owen Lehman.

Legit 3D Virtual Tours Of Giza

Posted 05.23.2012 | College

You can now take a 3D tour of an ancient Egyptian burial ground. A project dubbed Giza 3D makes it possible for anyone to jump online and stroll th...

Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.

America's First Ladies and Their Jewelry

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Kelly

The types of jewelry the various first ladies wore and what they spent on their adornments gives an interesting lens through which to view a presidency as well as a specific time period in our country's history.