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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

Royal Portraits: The Art of Image

Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs...

Abreeza Thomas 16 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the...

James W Singer 16 August 2020

The Government Venus: Top Five Portraits of Elisabeth of Russia

Elisabeth of Russia (1709-1761) was the most beautiful empress from the Romanov dynasty. Contemporaries called her “the sparkle of Peter the...

Kateryna Martynova 12 August 2020

Shiva Linga Iconography

The Shiva Linga or Shiva Lingam is a highly regarded and widely recognized icon in the Hindu world. This curious phallic structure has been...

Maya M. Tola 12 August 2020

Lady Anne Clifford: Portraits of a 17th Century Feminist

During the early modern period of European history (ca. 1500-1800), women experienced different freedoms depending on where they lived and the laws...

Rachel Witte 11 August 2020

Museum Stories

10 National Museum in Warsaw Highlights You Need to Know

The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the most important museums in Poland. It also has an amazing collection of art – which obviously...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2020

Literature

Best Art Books for Little Artists

Learning about art history can be fun! It can stimulate children’s imaginations and set them off on their own artistic journeys, whilst...

Dévra Taboada 9 August 2020

Architecture

Taj Mahal: India’s Most Famous Monument

Located on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, a little over a 100 miles outside New Delhi, is India’s most famous monument and one...

Maya M. Tola 7 August 2020

Women Artists

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Celebrating Cultural Identity

Njideka Akunyili Crosby celebrates her cultural heritage through her artwork. Contradicting generalizations about African experience, she expresses...

Nina Relf 6 August 2020

The Chalk Emerald, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Fashion

Emeralds in Ten Exquisite Artifacts

Emeralds are arguably the most beautiful of all gemstones and have been revered by many cultures all over the world. Though the largest emeralds come...

Maya M. Tola 5 August 2020

Museum Stories

HERE: Black in Rembrandt’s Time. The Rembrandt House Museum Decolonizes

Afro-Amsterdam was not like what you think it was! During the 17th century, the African community lived amicably with the local community in the...

Urvi Chheda 4 August 2020