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Egon Schiele, Special Exhibition Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Artworks by Egon Schiele To mark the centenary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) and Egon Schiele (1890–1918), the MFA(Museum of Fine Arts) presents an exhibition of rarely seen drawings by the Austrian artists on loan from the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Egon Schiele was an Austrian painter. A protégé of

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Athena Parthenos, the Maiden Goddess

Athena Parthenos The icon of Classical Athens was Athena Parthenos, the cult statue that once stood within the Parthenon on the Acropolis. Designed by master sculptor Phidias, the statue was immediately recognized as a masterpiece when it was unveiled in 438 BC. It stood nearly forty feet tall and was made of

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Korean traditional man’s room, Sarangbang

Sarangbang Sarangbang is a room located in a Korean traditional house (hanok) which served as man’s room, used for studying, writing poetry, and leisure activities. The objects described below would all have featured in a sarangbang. This was the focal room in a traditional Korean house, where an aristocrat would read, write,

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Glass Flowers of The Blaschka, Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants One of the Harvard’s most famous Collection is the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the “Glass Flowers.” The collection of over 4,000 models, representing more than 830 plant species. It was created by father and son Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka,