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Santa Claus hasn’t always been the jolly, red-suited, rotund, grandfatherly gift-giver with a reindeer-drawn sleigh we all know. Here’s a look at how art has reflected the changing face (and waistline) of Santa over time influenced by stories about St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, and Father Christmas.
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This constellation of artists was all occupied with the problem of how to best represent an experience or a three-dimensional subject and all the weight and movement it carried. All these artists believed that there was much more to reality than what the eye had been conditioned to read.
The PBS documentary series Secrets of the Dead is set to release an episode entitled The Caravaggio Heist on November 24. While proves to be an unusual installment for a series that typically investigates historical mysteries—the episode delivers a fascinating story of a 1984 art theft and a priest who risked his life to recover a painting.
To escape the gloom and chill of the seasonal shift, you’ll find these seven films offer something to suit every taste.
This list presents a handful of notable, historical moments from the institution's 150-plus years of existence. From the museum’s murky accession of its first artwork in 1870  to the ground-breaking introduction of its Open Access Initiative in 2017, The Met and its artworks have reflected the cultures they came from.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are legendary sculptural and architectural splendors as well as historic testaments to human ingenuity and accomplishment. First century BCE Greek historian Diodorus Siculus wrote the first known list of wonders, starting the trend of creating lists of must-see places for Hellenistic tourists.
On December 12, the Baltimore Museum of Art will invite the public in to two new study centers—The Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies and The Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Both have been designed to increase access to and engagement with two very special collections held by the museum.
Though Johannes Vermeer's name faded after his death in 1675, his work was ‘rediscovered’ in the nineteenth century and has remained popular since. His uncanny ability to capture light—from the glow of sunshine behind a curtain to the sharp glimmer of precious stones—remains striking nearly 500 years after the artist’s life.
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