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On Site
Arrival by
Morrison Heckscher
, curator

The Great Hall

It serves the kind of function that railroads used to serve: masses of people efficiently being moved from place to place.
#86
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Close-Ups
Breakthrough by
Thomas P. Campbell
, director

Bernard van Orley (Netherlandish) and Pieter de Pannemaker (Netherlandish): The Last Supper

Faded as it is, damaged as it is, it still almost moves me to tears that it survives.
#75
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Rotations
Bundle of Emotions by
Yaëlle Biro
, curator

Seated Figure [Djenné peoples; Mali, Inland Niger Delta region]

It has all these apertures almost as if it is breathing and hearing what is around it.
#53
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Juxtapositons
Sea Change by
H. Barbara Weinberg
, curator

Winslow Homer (American): Northeaster

The sea is a universal realm, and it’s a place that we don’t really understand.
#42
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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On Site
Playing from Memory by
Eric Kjellgren
, curator

Slit Gong (Atingting kon) [Tin Mweleun; Vanuatu, Ambrym Island]

The ancestors watch over human activities, but are also connected with the larger workings of the cosmos.
#33
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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Juxtapositons
Originality by
Dita Amory
, curator

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci

The density of lines enhances the extraordinary emotion of the moment.
#30
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Close-Ups
Open-Minded by
Navina Haidar
, curator

"Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj," Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna)) [Present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore]

One of the great masterpieces of world art was really given rise to by the openness of the Muslim mind.
#10
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Juxtapositons
Altered States by
Nadine Orenstein
, curator

Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): Christ Crucified between the Two Thieves: The Three Crosses

For me a great work of art is something that goes beyond the image that it’s depicting.
#6
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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