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Sèvres Style

pair of Vases à Oreilles

The Sèvres porcelain factory started out cutting-edge and has stayed that way ever since, creating pieces that turn fantasy into gorgeous reality. Continue reading

The Body Eclectic

William Merritt Chase, Self-Portrait in 4th Avenue Studio

As artist and teacher, William Merritt Chase showed how American art could take its place within European tradition while breaking new ground for the future. Continue reading

Making Waves

James E. Buttersworth, Clipper Ship Black Warrior, circa 1853

Marine painting enshrines the love of ships and the sea, and in the best examples one can almost feel the salt spray and hear the snap of the sails. Continue reading

City on a Hill

Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth, Greek, Hellenistic period

Thanks to a historic collaboration between the Met and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, an almost unbelievably rich trove of Hellenistic antiquities has come to New York. Continue reading