At Islamic courts, tents were symbols of royal power and prosperity; wealthy dynasties owned thousands of tents in various shapes and sizes. Tents were often presented as luxurious gifts but also pitched for imperial ceremonies and military campaigns, and while travelling.
The museum’s recent acquisition Last Days of Village Wen by the contemporary artist Ji Yun-Fei (born 1963) is the focus of this exhibition in the Chinese painting gallery.
A pioneering artist practicing since the 1960s, Lynn Hershman Leeson explores the intersection of humans and technology through photography, video, and sculpture.
Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the postwar era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007).
Images of sport and fitness punctuate the career of George Bellows (1882–1925), an Ohio State University letterman and semipro baseball player turned artist, who is perhaps best known for his gutsy boxing painting Stag at Sharkey’s (1909) in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
When a number of artists began producing gigantic prints in the 1980s, our sense of the scale of photography was forever altered.
Sumptuous designs, classical tales, political zeal, and erotic rendezvous pervade this selection of more than ninety prints, drawings, and decorative objects from the final decades of the ancien régime through the French Revolution and the early years of Napoleon’s empire.