Morrison Heckscher is Curator Emeritus of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Remembering Christopher Monkhouse (1947–2021), a renowned curator for whom collecting was a way of life
Christopher Monkhouse transformed the decorative arts holdings at major museums in Providence, Minneapolis and Chicago, and built his own remarkable collections of books and drawings – and friends
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Objects that leave Earth may reach astronomical prices on their return – but there are other reasons for sending art into space
Painted in around 1625, the Penitent Mary Magdalene inspired a host of copies before disappearing. Now, it has resurfaced in a private collection
The Syrian-born, US-based artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his sculptural dioramas of cities ravaged by war – and offers a message of hope for the future