Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade
Objects of Addiction explores the entwined histories of the opium trade and the Chinese art market between the late 18th and early 20th centuries.
Investigating the Materials of a Chinese Opium Pipe
Questions about the materials of the opium pipe on view in Objects of Addiction led to a collaborative investigation by curatorial, objects conservation, and conservation science staff.
By Nicole Ledoux
Further Reading: From the Andes to the Caribbean
Horace D. Ballard, organizer of From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire, shares a list of reading recommendations that add dimension to the exhibition.
By Horace D. Ballard
A Tribute to Those Who Build Our Stuff
How do custom gallery furnishings, such as pedestals and special mounts, make the journey from design to visitor appreciation? Through good craftsmanship.
By Elie Glyn
Giving the Dead Their Due: An Exhibition Re-Examines Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt
In a powerful exhibition, four ambitious curators tell the most complete account to date of a deeply misunderstood object: the Roman Egyptian funerary portrait.
By Graham Weber
Multi-layered: Louis Delsarte’s Color Separations
A conservation scientist and paper conservator explain how Louis Delsarte made his photolithograph Unity using color separations.
By Christina Taylor, Georgina Rayner
Brandywine: Inspiring Collaboration and Community
Members of the team that developed the exhibition Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives talk about the creative ways they worked together, inspired by the collaborative approach of the Brandywine Workshop.
By Hannah Chew
Afrofuturist Visions: Robert Pruitt’s Enlist! Prints
Take a closer look at two lithographs by Pruitt that engage Afrofuturist themes and subvert the visual language of 1940s recruitment posters.
By Sophie Lynford
Art Talk: Demonstrating Picasso’s Reduction Linocut Technique
Conservator and printmaker Christina Taylor demonstrates the reduction linocut printing technique pioneered by artist Pablo Picasso and master printer Hidalgo Arnéra.
Devour the Land: An Introduction
Curator Makeda Best, alongside commentary from photographers Nina Berman, Sharon Stewart, and Robert Del Tredici, briefly introduces the Devour the Land exhibition.