This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find a wide selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands.
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to modern masterpieces. Creative Commons licenses are available for the NEH-supported online collection. "Integrating the Arts" offers visual arts resources to teach concepts of social studies, science, language arts, and math curricula.
"Al-Mizan" is the Arabic word for balance. This exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies.
Public Art in the Bronx, a project of Lehman College Art Gallery/City University of New York, examines the rich collection of public art found in the borough. This site provides an overview of works in public places from the earliest created in the 19th century, those produced under the WPA, and those being produced today.
This website brings great works of art into the context of a broader liberal arts curriculum for teachers at all levels.
The MJP is a multi-faceted project that studies modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 and a geographical range that includes wherever English language periodicals were published. The MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.
Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s.
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.
The automobile’s impact on American life is everywhere. Each of the site’s five sections contains two essays, plus a select annotated bibliography or bibliographic essay to guide further reading.