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  • Work of the Week

    The Moorish Juggler

    Alessandro Longhi
    Italian, 1733-1813
    After Pietro Longhi
    Italian, ca. 1700-1785
    Joseph Wagner, publisher
    Italian, 1706-1786
    The Moorish Juggler, ca. 1750-1760
    Etching and engraving on paper
    Image: 45.2 x 35.7 cm (17 13/16 x 14 1/16 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 2013.77.2

  • Sculptor's Model of a Striding King

    Curator Gina Borromeo explains how unfinished pieces such as one give us insight into how ancient Egyptian sculptors worked.

    Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332–30 BCE
    Sculptor’s Model of a Striding King, 305–250 BCE
    Limestone, traces of paint
    24.7 x 8.3 x 8.9 cm (9 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2014.2

  • Typographic Tightrope: Designing Circus

    A look at the graphic-design inspiration and challenges behind Circus.

  • Private Investigation, Art-History Style

    Intern Margaret North finds that every successful treasure hunt has a moment of shining glory.

    Philippe Auguste Hennequin
    French, 1762-1833
    Allegory in Honor of Napoleon (Allégorie sur la Liberté de l’Italie), ca. 1797
    Pen and ink, and graphite on paper
    20.5 x 16.2 cm (8 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches)
    Anonymous gift 58.077

  • Robert Arneson / Funk Questionnaire

    Using a questionnaire, curator Peter Selz—and the artists he queried—helped define a movement.

    Robert Arneson, “Funk” Questionnaire © Estate of Robert Arneson/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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