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François-Auguste Biard, Bust-Length Study of a Man, 1848 Metropolitan Museum of Art (2022.22) Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

"La Couleur de l'Art:" Representation, Race, an...

The art that is studied, exhibited, discussed, and collected in institutions features now more non-European people. Yet the question remains: who gets to perform those studies and curate those collections...

"La Couleur de l'Art:" Representation, Race, an...

The art that is studied, exhibited, discussed, and collected in institutions features now more non-European people. Yet the question remains: who gets to perform those studies and curate those collections...

Why I Don't Like "Art"

Why I Don't Like "Art"

Pardon the clickbait title. Of course, as most people do, I appreciate the artworld, but in my capacity as an archaeologist I tend to avoid using the term ‘art’ when...

Why I Don't Like "Art"

Pardon the clickbait title. Of course, as most people do, I appreciate the artworld, but in my capacity as an archaeologist I tend to avoid using the term ‘art’ when...

Close-up of a celestial dancer (devata), stone medieval sculpture

This Is Not a Sculpture: Displaying Indian Reli...

The collection of medieval Indian works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York includes a captivating figure of a celestial dancer, or devata, who seems entirely freed from...

This Is Not a Sculpture: Displaying Indian Reli...

The collection of medieval Indian works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York includes a captivating figure of a celestial dancer, or devata, who seems entirely freed from...