The most astounding result of our research was discovering how few museums had complied with the American Alliance of Museums’ simplest requirement: having a public collections policy.
The boundary changes for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments will threaten ancient art and artifacts on millions of acres of previously protected public land.
The federal government rejected the nomination of ancient Moab-area rock art to the National Register of Historic Places. The team of archaeologists plans to resubmit the sites for listing on the registry, though it will take thousands of hours and significant manpower.
These eight petroglyph sites provide an illustrated insight to our distant past.
In antiquity and in the Renaissance there was an inherent sensuality to being able to visually consume a sculpture from every angle.
Over 20,000 precious art objects were seized in a raid at dawn — what can this elucidate about beauty, theft, and the museum?
Contending with misogynist imagery in ancient art raises a multitude of questions that demand addressing today.
The equation of white marble with beauty is not an inherent truth of the universe; it’s a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today.
A couple of ancient giants are extending their American debut by two years.
The ten statues in Founding Figures: Copper Sculpture from Ancient Mesopotamia, ca. 3300–2000 BC at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan were never meant for our eyes.
Reclining by a wine jug and a portion of bread, a cup in one bony hand, the skeleton on a 3rd-century BCE mosaic discovered in Turkey has a simple message for its viewers: “Be cheerful, enjoy your life.”
Over 50 examples of textile garments and furnishings are on view in Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.