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Flights of Fancy

In December 1942, a Jewish teacher brings art supplies to children held by Nazis.

Mondrian's New Visual Language

In the autumn of 1914, Mondrian had an epiphany that would bring true abstraction.

Art from Fiery Immolation

Some of the strongest contemporary art has the magical power of transformation.

The Multitudes of the Displaced

For artist Ai Weiwei, the calamity of our time is the disaster of the displaced.

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The Cult of Progress

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

Color and Light

Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

Paradise on Earth

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.

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