Student Series! Girls, Gays, & Greco-Romans

As a culture, we often turn to the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome as the foundations for the western world. We have adapted their political systems, their philosophies, inventions and innovations, art and architecture, and countless other things that we find crucial to our cultural identity. For a long time we carried on their [...]

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#28. Peplos Kore from the Acropolis

Art Historical Background Essentially the kore (pl. korai) is the female version of the kouros, except she isn't nude. And, like the kouroi, the korai are believed to be commemorative offerings to the gods, and also used to show off a family's prestige. This particular kore comes from the Acropolis (part of the AP Art [...]

The Diversity of the Islamic World

One of the major themes running through out summer NEH program was tracing the diversity within the Islamic World. We had a chance to look through a variety of art forms to really examine if the term "Islamic World" is even appropriate. For example, what does a Mongolian shepherd have in common with an oil [...]