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The Sacred Mountain

A spectacular place where the symbolism of the sacred mountain is embodied in art.

The Lion Man

One of the oldest objects of an imaginary being ever discovered.

The Day of the Dead

The Conquistadors attempted to eradicate all traces of indigenous Mexican culture.

New Forms of Spirituality

Art has found new ways to engage with our spiritual impulses.

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See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.


Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

Paradise on Earth

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

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