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 [...]

AP Art History @ the MFA Boston

The Museum of Fine Art in Boston is not a museum to be tackled lightly; I've been twice and still have not seen it all. Between by two trips over summer and Thanksgiving, I have tried to catalogue the pieces from the AP Art History 250 curriculum owned by the MFA with their locations (exactly like [...]

JSTOR: How People Paid Their Taxes in Biblical Times

This post originally appeared on JSTOR Daily Blog as "How People Paid Their Taxes in Biblical Times" (it's an awesome blog if you are into random intellectual stuff!). JMF   Think doing your taxes is annoying? Imagine trying it without a computer, a calculator… or even the Arabic numeral system. That was the situation in [...]

AP Art History @ The Met

This is the Mecca of all art museums (I've never been to the Louvre so maybe that's up there too ;)...lol). I made the mistake of trying to see what it would be like to spend opening to close at the Met...I don't suggest it at all! But to save you the effort, I catalogued the [...]