Ancient Art

Ancient Greece

Pompeii of the Aegean: The Wall Paintings of Thera

The Thera wall paintings (Santorini) reveal the bustling civilization that existed on the southernmost island of the Cyclades circa 1600 BCE. Around...

Anastasia Manioudaki 2 February 2022

Room view, Museo Egizio, Turin, Italy Museum Stories

Museo Egizio in Turin: Follow the Guide!

Have you ever been to the Museo Egizio in Turin, in northern Italy? Located in the old town, this institution brings together more than 300,000...

Montaine Dumont 13 January 2022

KALLOS. The Ultimate Beauty. Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece. Review

KALLOS. The Ultimate Beauty Exhibition Review

KALLOS, The Ultimate Beauty is the latest exhibition running at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. It started on the 29th of September, 2021, and...

Errika Gerakiti 9 December 2021

News

New York Hedge Fund Manager Surrenders $70 Million of Stolen Art

The New York district attorney’s office announced on Tuesday, December 6th, that Michael Steinhardt, an 81 year-old billionaire and now notorious...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 9 December 2021

Ancient Egypt

Man, Woman or Both? Meet Akhenaten, the Only Androgynous Pharaoh

If you thought that ancient Egypt had always been only about a large pantheon of gods, solid and emotionless sculptures, and masculine pharaohs, have...

Magda Michalska 20 November 2021

Museum Stories

Unique Greek Geometric Art to See in Florida: Exhibition and Interview

In conversation with Dr. Michael Bennett, MFA Senior Curator of Early Western Art at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, we explore the world of...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 5 February 2021

Ancient Egypt

Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt — Interview with Asen Kirin

For the first time since 1986, the Nadler Collection will be shown to the public in the exhibition Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late...

Arianna Richetti 14 January 2021

Ancient Art

The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt

Though they are often referred to as “Fayum portraits” – taking their title from the location of a region in Egypt where Pharaoh...

Anthony de Feo 21 November 2020

Ancient Greece

The Women Blessed by Dionysus: Maenads

One of the reasons why we find Greek mythology so fascinating is because of its incredibly diverse structure. All of the gods and goddesses have...

Erol Degirmenci 2 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis

The bejeweled woman from the mosaic, holding the measuring tool for the Roman foot, is identified by the restored Greek inscription as Ktisis. She is...

Zuzanna Stańska 18 October 2020

Ancient Art

The Torlonia Marbles: A Long-Awaited Classical Collection

After strictly remaining in the shade for decades and decades, one of the world’s most extensive private collections of classical sculpture, the...

Erol Degirmenci 20 August 2020

Ancient Rome

Khaled al-Asaad — The Hero of Palmyra

Five years ago on August 18, 2015, the world-renowned Palmyran expert Khaled al-Asaad was brutally murdered by the Islamic State (ISIS) after weeks...

Maya M. Tola 18 August 2020