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Detail of Georgia O'Keeffe's painting, "From the Faraway, Nearby" with an imaginary mule deer skull and antlers levitating over a rather generalized desert landscape

Revisiting “O’Keeffe Country”

Two Indigenous scholars discuss what—and who—the artist omits in her depiction of New Mexico
Detail of the Conference of the Birds folio

Seeking Unity with the Divine

“It’s a world that’s designed to please the eye and please the soul.”
17th century etching of two peasant card players and a skeleton representing death

Immaterial: Bonus Episode, Tarot

Grab a cup of tea and join us for a bonus episode on tarot.
Detail shot of the keys of the Cristofori Piano

Inventing the Piano

How Cristofori’s invention gave a new voice to the harpsichord
A metallic black and gold texture

Immaterial: Metals, Part Two

Let’s talk about the metals that break the rules.
Detail of the interior of a 5th-century BC bronze Chinese zhong or bell with a green patina

Immaterial: Metals, Part One

Dive into the magic of iron, bronze, lead, and copper.
Limestone Assyrian relief with a low-relief carving of two men bearing gifts

Keeping Culture Alive

Two scholars consider the displacement of Assyrian people and their art
Close-up detail of a sheet of tan linen cloth

Immaterial: Linen

Suit up as we undress the complex legacy of linen.
Extreme close-up of a carved piece of green jade

Immaterial: Jade

How did a Māori hei tiki find its way halfway across the world to The Met?
Marble portrait bust of the emperor Gaius, known as Caligula

Debunking the Myth of Whiteness

Two scholars discuss misconceptions about race and polychromy in the ancient world
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