These portraits represent a remarkable fusion of Egyptian culture, Roman citizenship, and Greek self-identification.
These mummy portraits serve as an important reminder of the human needs to be creative and idiosyncratic.
Meet Kenneth Sutherland, Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A portrait created with agency is not just something you look at—it’s an exchange and celebration of points of view.
Coins are more than just currency—they are pocket-sized works of art that capture a time and place.
The famous actress was also an accomplished sculptor who above all fashioned her own celebrity.
Using props and ingenuity, Manet captured the beauty of his time.
Come face-to-face with gods, rulers, and everyday people from the ancient world.
Time, patience, and the latest technology help ensure an afterlife for an unnamed mummy in the Art Institute’s collection.
Their images may have been carved into stone, but their identity has been lost to time.
It may not be apparent on first glance, but this portrait is composed of two distinct media.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker with a rare look at his deeply personal portraiture.
The prolific Rembrandt created over 80 self-images over his lifetime.