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Helmet in the shape of a turban shell, Momoyama period, 17th century. Iron, gold, lacquer, and silk; H. 7⅝ in. / Tokyo National Museum

HISTORY
Arts and crafts give insight into the values, beliefs, and lifestyle of every culture and society. From antiquity to the modern age, our common human heritage is revealed in the things that others have made. Come with us on a journey through time.


A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos

African Masks: The Art of Disguise

An Introduction to the Acropolis Museum

Archaeology: Treasures of the Swiss National Museum

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection

Art of the Pacific

Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868

Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea

Arts of China Gallery

Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

China at the Center: Rare Ricci and Verbiest World Maps

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars

Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries

Gods, Men and Money of the Greeks

Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World

India’s Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow

Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts

Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Archaeology

Quest for Immortality – The World of Ancient Egypt

Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks From the Royal Museum For Central Africa

Staging Power – Napoleon, Karl Johan, Alexander

State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda

Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds

Talking Heads, Portrait(s) of the KHM

The Great American Hall of Wonders

The Ljubljanica: A River and its Past

The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army

Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910

Vikings in Modern Design – Denmark’s ’New’ Prehistory

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

DESIGN
  See exhibitions that explore the innovation of design throughout time: Formless Furniture, Silhouettes, The Bag, Textiles, Fashion, and more!  
 
 
DRAWING
  These drawings emphasize the form of its subject in a way unlike any other: Illustrated Manuscripts, Cartoons, Watercolors, and more!
 
 
HISTORY
  Witness our common human heritage revealed in the things that we make: Pueblo Pottery, Samurai Art and Armor, Art of Ancient Egypt, Buddhist Sculpture, and more!
 
 
MIXED MEDIA
  The following featured exhibitions transcend the limitations of media: Portraiture, Drawings, Performance, Prints, Sculpture, and more!
 
 
PAINTING
  The paintings exhibited illustrate the medium as one of the basic expressions of man: Georgia O’Keefe, Aboriginal Painting, Alice Neel, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and more!
 
 
PHOTOGRAPHY
  Photography records our lives, transforming the extraordinary or the mundane into these indelible works: Anthony Goicolea, The Platinum Process, Ka Yeung, Amateur Photography, and more!
 
 
PRINTMAKING
  Prints are images that offer the advantage of allowing the final image to be easily reproduced, including: Engraving, WPA Prints from 1930s America, Etching, Lithography, Woodcuts, and more!
 
 
SCULPTURE
  Our featured sculptures are presence, space, shape, and environment, impacting upon us like no other art form: African Wood Sculptures, Indian Bronze Sculptures, and more!
 
 
   

 
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