An new exhibit displays the 16th-century Dutch painter Joachim Wtewael’s obsession with depicting the erotic nature of the nude female form - particularly the biblical ones.
Museums don’t typically take unequivocal stands on the question of the literal truth of the Bible. But the National Geographic Society’s new exhibit does just that: It declares the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail to be fictional objects of our imagination.
Five decades of psychological self portraits by German Jewish artist Lilli Gettinger is currently being exhibited at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.
A new exhibit at Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum illustrates bluntly how Dutch Jews played a role in Caribbean slavery. Menachem Wecker explores why this explosive topic is so rarely exposed.
When asked which photo of his changed everything, Magnum photographer Micha Bar Am selected a 1967 image of an ultra-Orthodox demonstration against autopsies. What is it about this picture that matters so much?
The contemporary illuminations of Barbara Wolff, including the Rose Haggadah on exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, draw on botany, history, and archeology of the ancient Near East.
Man Ray is best known for his abstract art. But a new show reveals how the surrealist’s works were also influenced by mathematics — and some refer to the horrors of the Holocaust.
A Havdalah spice box recently acquired by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was created by was created by Giovacchino Belli, a Roman silversmith who worked for Pope Pius VII.
The Dallas Museum of Biblical Art has massive ambitions befitting its roots in Texas — but should it leave prayer to churches?
Ernst Herzfeld is not a household name — but his early 20th century excavations in Samarra and Persepolis are world famous. A new exhibit sheds light on the eccentric character.