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    • Spiral Jetty, stills from Spiral Jetty Film.

    • Spiral Jetty, stills from Spiral Jetty Film.

    • Sculpture; Jetties; Industrialization; Industry; Petroleum industry; Land use; Ecology; Nature; Bodies of water; Lakes & ponds; Aerial views; Bird's-eye views; Film stills; Motion pictures; Maps; Dirt roads; Roads; Streets; Books

    • Documentation of film stills from Spiral Jetty, 1970. "These are frames from Smithson's half-hour-long film based on his Spiral Jetty. Shots taken of the dusty road on the way to the site of the work were intercut with images of the blazing...
    • Splitting.

    • Splitting.

    • Collages; Montages; Demolition; Privacy; Architecture; Buildings; Houses; Dwellings; Residential facilities; Sections; Interiors; Rooms & spaces; Architectural elements; Walls; Ceilings; Stairways; Windows; Doors & doorways; Attics

    • Black and white photo-collage; "This collage makes use of photographs of a project carried out by Matta Clark in Englewood, New Jersey, which involved him splitting apart a house that was due for demolition. Having divided the house in half by...
    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Warriors; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Trousers; Footwear; Headgear; Beards; Daggers & swords; Arms & armament; Lifting & carrying

    • "Images of barbarians, an essential element of triumphal ceremony in imperial Rome, were most often represented in a military context. […] [S]uch representations are omnipresent in Trajan's Forum, on the façade of the Ulpia Basilica, and...
    • Standing Nude.

    • Standing Nude.

    • Drawings; Pencil works; Nudes; Figure drawings

    • Pencil drawing; "This drawing, which at nearly three feet in height is very large for Giacometti, is one of an enormous number that he produced throughout his life. His sculptures and paintings of the figure, similarly attenuated, are far...
    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Figurines; Men; Bodyguards; Guards; People associated with health & safety; Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Hairstyles; Fasces; Ceremonial objects; Emblems; Symbols; Lifting & carrying

    • "When the emperor passed by a crowd, lictors were responsible for holding the onlookers back. The statue here is composed of three lictors standing side by side, their heads turned slightly toward their right. They wear long togas draped over...
    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Paintings; Allusions; Anti-Americanism; Politics & government; Political issues; Capitalism; Imperialism; Wealth; Corruption; Poverty; Emigration & immigration; Social classes; Economic & social conditions; Domestic life; Child labor;...

    • "This enormous, collage-like painting is crammed with anti-American allusions. An electric chair sits on the plinth at the top center (the Rosenbergs were electrocuted as Russian spies in 1953). A GI nonchalantly reads a pornographic magazine....
    • Guernica, study.

    • Guernica, study.

    • Drawings; Studies (Visual works); Pencil works; Figure drawings; Female figure drawings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; War destruction & pillage; Death; Mental...

    • "Picasso did forty-five studies for Guernica. The one illustrated here shows the dying horse and the mother with the dead child. They have been changed in the final painting, although they retain their basic character. The Cubist neck of the...
    • Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima? Quilt & Book by Faith Ringgold.

    • Who's Afraid of Aunt Jemima? Quilt & Book by Faith Ringgold.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Mixed media; Quilts; Textiles; Textile art; Sewing; Needlework; Embroidery; Books; Storytelling; Inscriptions; Lettering (Layout features); Punctuation; Question marks; Names; Fantasy; Fictitious characters; Memorial...

    • "A moving tribute to her mother, this work combines the personal and the political. The quilt includes a narrative - the witty story of the family of Aunt Jemima, most familiar as the stereotypical black 'mammy' but here a successful African...
    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Boys; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Wreaths; Leaves; Pendants (Jewelry); Jewelry; Gestures; Chests; Storage furniture; Boxes; Containers; Scrolls (Visual works)

    • "With its somewhat distant-looking quality and distinctive crown of olive leaves, this statue is most likely a memorial portrait. Although the head and body originally came from two separate statues, they are chronologically consistent. The...
    • Young girl, front view.

    • Young girl, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Girls; Clothing & dress; Sandals; Footwear; Hairstyles

    • "The nose, chin, and fingers on the right hand and the complete left hand are modern. This exceptionally well-preserved statue is striking for its elegant pose and the complexity of the garment and hairstyle. The very young girl represented...
    • Antinous as Osiris, front view.

    • Antinous as Osiris, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Snakes; Reptiles; Cobras; Power (Social sciences); Symbols; Gods; People associated with religion; Myths;...

    • Portrait bust. "Several statues portraying Antinous as Osiris share the same features. They represent the young Bithynian, who drowned in the Nile in 130 A.D., wearing a nemes, an Egyptian headdress made of starched cloth, decorated in front...
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