Syria’s Monumental Loss
Photographs can be a form of defiance, an assertion of memory against erasure. If monuments are a projection of the human desire for immortality, Kevin Bubriski’s photographs of Syria from 2003 implicitly remind us of the human capacity for destructiveness.
February 23, 2019
The Lod Mosaic
It’s not easy to make sense of the remarkable Lod Mosaic, a large, ancient floor newly discovered in Israel and now on display in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But the very difficulty of interpretation, together with the excellent state of preservation, is what makes it so fascinating.
February 14, 2011