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Articles with keyword "Art"

Curio

Brass Hip Ornament

Within the culture of the Benin Empire, which thrived from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century in what is now southern Nigeria, only the oba, or sacred monarch, had the authority to

Peter Gilbert, director of the Vermont Humanities Council

In Focus

Vermont's Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert recruits top scholars to Vermont's monthly gatherings.

Image of Rest and Work, 1941, by Jean Charlot.

Statement

The Art of Influence

Nebraska hosts talks on the reach of the Mexican muralists.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach

Conversation

The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.

Photograph by Wing Young Huie

Statement

Minnesota Originals

The Twin Cities host a six-mile-long art gallery.

Linking Verse across Adjoining Rooms, detail

Feature

Sister Poets

In China they were called cainü.

The awakened Buddha surrounded by lotus scrolls, Xiangtangshan

Feature

Worshipped, Plundered, and Digitized

It’s easy enough to wander through the Asian art wing of a large museum and skim over the fine print.

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907

Feature

Why Paris?

Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.