Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago is the most extensive investigation to date of the museum’s works from ancient Rome. The catalogue focuses on 165 significant objects, many published for the first time, including sculptures in marble, bronze, stucco, and terra-cotta; coins; glass vessels; mosaic panels; cameos; Fayum portraits; and jewelry. Groundbreaking curatorial and conservation entries include new high-resolution photography, stunning 360-degree rotating views of the objects, and in-depth technical imaging and analysis.
The dynamic format of the “Elements of Art” feature was designed to provide an in-depth look at art-related concepts through a lively approach based on visual demonstration. The videos explore a range of topics by comparing artworks of different kinds, from different periods.
Ever since it was founded in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been a place where artists come to gain inspiration from works of art from their own time and place, and also from across time and cultures. The Artist Project is an online series in which we give artists an opportunity to respond to our encyclopedic collection.