This show combines the work of two American photographers who shot images of the long-term impact of a major volcanic eruption in Washington state.
This exhibition of 50 works from the 18th century to the Edwardian period is drawn primarily from the museum's collection but also augmented by loans.
This in-depth focus exhibition will examine an illuminated missal from a small town near Perugia, Italy, acquired by the museum in 2006.
The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection will take an unconventional look at the ancient eruption of Mount Vesuvius through the works of artists from the 18th century to the present.
This intimate installation includes sumptuous Italian silks, velvets, and altar frontals of the 14th and 15th centuries from the museum’s world-class collection.
The second exhibition in the new Focus Gallery explores the concept and characteristics of Tantra in the Buddhist context through art from across Asia. Among the most familiar Sanskrit terms to enter the western imagination, Tantra carries vague resonances of forbidden and culturally subversive religious practices. Twenty works of outstanding aesthetic quality, ranging from the seventh to the 17th centuries, will introduce key elements of tantric art and show how it was used to reach the Buddhist spiritual goal of enlightenment and bring an end to suffering in the world.