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Art in Russia: Under Attack

With trials, harassment, and other forms of intimidation, Russian authorities are striking out against curators and artists—who are, in turn, organizing projects that are increasingly provocative and political. Read More

Looking at Art
A marble head of Caracalla, made at the end of his life or shortly after his death, in A.D. 217, shows the emperor as a rough-and-ready soldier. COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

A Roman Emperor’s Tough Guy Image

The Met’s portrait of Caracalla is a consummate example of art as propaganda Read More