More about the Qin and the Han

Two shows could not be more complimentary in tone and emphasis than the Asian Art Museum's "Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China's Han Dynasty" and the Met's "Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties."  I won't repeat what I said in WSJ reviews (here and here) but instead talk about a few … Continue reading More about the Qin and the Han


When I lived in Turin way back when, the best museum in town was the Museo Egizio which has an amazing collection of mummies that I don't think my brother has ever gotten over.  For the first time since  1966, I went back this summer -- and, at least for me,  the mummies have competition:  … Continue reading NOTHING LIKE A BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY