Art Talk

Three images show Persian calligraphy. On the left is calligraphy on paper, framed in light blue, red, and gold. On the right is calligraphy on paper, framed in red, orange, and green. The center image, overlapping slightly with the other two, shows a detail of calligraphy.

Art Talk: A Persian Calligraphic Album

Join curatorial fellow Shiva Mihan as she delves into the artistry and aesthetics of a Persian album of calligraphy.

This image shows two side-by-side photographs: the smaller one on the left shows a mottled clay doll figurine in profile, with the head facing left, in the hand of someone wearing a rubber glove. The image on the right is a close-up of a marble sculpture of a little girl’s face and shoulder. She is smiling and looking at the head of a tiny doll figurine just to the right of her. The figures both emerge from a marble surface.

Art Talk: Girls Will Be Girls

Join curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marqués as she explores two of her favorite objects in the museums.

Two images are shown side by side. On the left is an image of an intricately decorated silver tazza. It depicts a merman sitting on a turtle, blowing into a seashell horn while holding up a silver tray. The image on the right is of a painting of a pale-skinned woman with auburn hair wearing a crown of pink flowers. She bends toward the string instrument she is playing, surrounded by fruits and flowers in the background.

Creature Feature: Merpeople!

Take a virtual trip to the sea! Join curatorial assistants Casey Monahan and Heather Linton to discover sirens and merpeople in our collections.

In this detail of a black-and-white print, a young man wearing a large, hooded cloak holds a nude woman in his arms. The woman’s eyes are closed. He bends his head down to kiss her lower neck. He has short, dark-colored hair, and she has long, blond hair. A moon hangs low in the sky beyond the horizon line on the right, and it is partially covered with clouds. To the left of the couple, there is billowing smoke.

Art Talk: One Print—Five Stories

Elizabeth Rudy shares five stories about a late 18th-century book illustration by French artists Pierre-Paul Prud’hon and Barthélemy Roger.

A gallery entrance features a large display case of six hanging scrolls, containing imagery of flowers and branches with leaves, flanked by large folding screens.

Art Talk: Painting Edo

We are bringing our collections home to you in a new online series called Art Talks. In this installment, curator Rachel Saunders introduces us to the special exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection.