John Flaxman

BMA Librarian Laura Woodard shares information about one of the many rare books found in the library’s collection.

Adoration of the Shepherds

In this month’s Spotlight on the Collection, Curator of European Art Robert Schindler explores a rare painting by Dutch artist Bartholomeus Breenbergh.

Kabuki Portrait

When this print was put on view, the Kabuki actors were not yet identified. Now their history can be told. Written by Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, The Virginia and William […]

Corn Maiden

Emily Hanna, Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas, highlights a recent acquisition for this month’s Spotlight on the Collection.

Trapezium Altar

Beverly Pepper’s Trapezium Altar (1985-1986) stands in the Upper Plaza of the Museum like a shrine to an ancient god—or perhaps like a giant tuning fork, or even a rusty tool.

The Farmers

Joan Bankemper’s The Farmers is a feat of ceramic sculpture that tells a colorful story of nature and the healing power of the land.

white marble sculpture of the Jain Goddess Sarasvati surrounded by much smaller depictions of musicians and attendant figures


Written by Angela May, Associate Director of Learning and Engagement How do you depict a goddess so loved and revered that she is worshipped by Hindus, Jains, and even some […]