January 14 – April 9, 2017
This exhibition brings together the earliest published accounts of intrepid English, French and Dutch explorers who, having visited Greece, were moved to record their experiences in print. These publications were often illustrated, and by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries sometimes in a sumptuous manner.
January 14 - April 9, 2017
Although Shakespeare set The Tempest on a small island off the coast of Italy, many scholars argue that he drew inspiration for the setting, several narrative themes, and the figure of Caliban from the newly encountered Americas.
September 10, 2016 – August 26, 2018
Baskets were one of the first art forms in the Americas, with basket fragments found in California and the Southwest dating to 9,400 years ago. Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques and intricate designs worked in local materials, from sweetgrass in Florida to black ash in the Northeast and deer grass in California, among many others.