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On Site
Gesture by
Nicholas Cullinan
, curator

Jackson Pollock (American): Number 28, 1950

This painting is incredibly honest; Pollock isn’t trying to fool us in any way.
#97
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Rotations
Shellshocked by
Yassana Croizat-Glazer
, curator

Bernard Palissy (French): Pilgrim Flask

It reminds me of extraordinary vacations spent by the seashore.
#89
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Rotations
Predator by
Fiona Kidd
, curator

Clasp with an eagle and its prey [Parthian]

So rarely do we get a real snapshot of an individual.
#90
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Close-Ups
Accident by
Samantha Rippner
, curator

Robert Rauschenberg (American): Accident

It’s just the start of what we now know as the media and the barrage of information that infiltrates our daily life.
#87
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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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
Freeze Frame by
Thayer Tolles
, curator

Frederic Remington (American): The Old Dragoons of 1850

Remington’s mythic vision has become our vision.
#98
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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She by
Jason Sun
, curator

Figure of a Seated Court Lady [China]

It also tells us a lot about human nature, about this constant and eternal pursuit of beauty.
#79
Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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On Site
Bricks by
Sarah B. Graff
, curator

Two Panels with striding lions [Babylonian]

It always had this possibility to come alive in a very real sense.
#74
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Close-Ups
Arresting by
Charles Little
, curator

Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus [French]

Amongst the violence and the chaos, you have to dissect the beauty and the tranquility that’s taking place here.
#64
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Close-Ups
Compassion by
Carrie Rebora Barratt
, associate director

John Trumbull (American): The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar

Every one of his pictures has an agenda.
#61
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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Close-Ups
Motion Picture by
Asher Miller
, curator

Eugène Delacroix (French): The Abduction of Rebecca

It’s a still image, but I see it in motion.
#51
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Rotations
Motion by
Marla Prather
, curator

Alexander Calder (American): Mobile

I think the mobiles help to slow us down.
#45
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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On Site
Sustenance by
Catharine Roehrig
, curator

Statue of an Offering Bearer [Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre]

They’ve captured her in a moment in time.
#36
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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On Site
Cinematic by
Helen Evans
, curator

Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath [Byzantine]

One doesn’t tend to think of silver plates as being quite as emotionally involving.
#35
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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Healer by
Jim Draper
, curator

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French): Le Trait d’Union

What may initially look like a few blobs upon contemplation turns into be a family story.
#32
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Juxtapositons
Unfinished by
Andrea Bayer
, curator

Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (Italian): The Baptism of Christ

I think his age liberated him and that he was working on it for himself.
#31
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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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
Drama by
Peter Barnet
, curator

Plaque with the Journey to Emmaus and Noli Me Tangere [Spanish]

The power that this sculpture has is precisely in the fact that it’s not always so concerned with naturalism and it’s really concerned with telling a story.
#28
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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Reading Matisse by
Rebecca Rabinow
, curator

Henri Matisse (French): The illustrated book, "Jazz"

There are these gorgeous, sublime images, but there’s also a sense of worry.
#22
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Juxtapositons
Thinking Aloud by
Carmen Bambach
, curator

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian): Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso)

I can see the humanity in a way, the figure breathing.
#12
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Naked Authority by
Joan R. Mertens
, curator

Marble statue of a kouros (youth) [Greek, Attic]

His power resides in his beautiful body and the steadfast gaze.
#20
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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