The Second Moment of Creation
Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity.
How Do We Look?
Explore how we look at the human body in art.
God and Art
Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.
See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.
Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.
Paradise on Earth
Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.
Color and Light
Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.
The Cult of Progress
Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.
What is Art Good For?
Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.