The 'Phoenix' portrait of Elizabeth I is so-called because of the prominent phoenix jewel that the Queen wears at her chest, an emblem for rebirth and chastity.
Discover the history of the magnificent Vaux-le-Vicomte, from its creation in the 17th century by Nicolas Fouquet to the Sommier family’s restoration in the 19th century and it stewardship by the Vogüé brothers today.
The groundbreaking conceptual artist John Baldessari is one of today’s most influential artists, both as teacher and practitioner. In this video he discusses René Magritte’s incredibly intriguing and iconic painting, “The Treachery of Images (This is
In the first installment of our three-part documentary series, presented in conjunction with the exhibition International Pop, we look at Pop’s global emergence.
This month, Tim Marlow, the artistic director of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, chronicles seven new exhibitions marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
Featured Museum Network Videos
Treasures from Chatsworth, Episode 12: The Queen Zenobia Ball Gown
Among the Duchesses of Devonshire, there have been several tastemakers whose flair for style is evident in the carefully preserved garments that can be found in the closets of Chatsworth. Among the most elaborate of these is the Queen Zenobia gown, c
Whitney Stories: Fiona Donovan
In this 'Whitney Stories' video, Fiona Donovan, great-granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, shares her intimate perspective on four generations of Whitney women who have shaped the institution.
The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty, Exhibition Preview
This sweeping exhibition showcased the history of the Austrian Habsburg Emperors, who commissioned and collected households full of masterpieces to display their power.
Sex, Death and Sculpture: Cathie Pilkington’s Top Shelf
Many visitors to Cathie Pilkington’s studio assume the British sculptor has collected the objects that decorate her space, but each piece is one of her original creations. In this video, Pilkington installs a new work in the Academicians’ Room.
Tastemakers: Europe 1600–1815
The V&A’s Europe Galleries comprise more than 1,100 magnificent works from 1600–1815. Actress Imelda Staunton takes us on a journey to discover objects made in Europe for some of the period’s most discerning leaders of taste.
The Grand Palais, a Pearl in the Heart of Paris
The Champs Elysées, the Invalides, the Eiffel Tower. These iconic Paris monuments are also neighbours to another prestigious palace: the Grand Palais!
Gallery Views of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
The Costume Institute's Spring 2016 exhibition, presented in the museum's Robert Lehman Wing, explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. This film,
This Place: Nick Waplington, Settlement
This Place is a multifaceted project exploring the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. Watch as Waplington discusses Settlement, which explores settler identity in the region.
“Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” at The Met Breuer
Preview the inaugural exhibition at The Met Breuer, "Unfinished Thoughts Left Visible." Comprising 197 works dating from the Renaissance to the present, the scholarly and innovative exhibition examines a subject critical to artistic practice: the que
New Museum Network Videos
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum (Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui)
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, is the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
From the high platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, Killer Heels looked at the shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Playful, poetic, and transformative, Gaultier's superbly crafted and detailed garments are inspired by the beauty and diversity of global cultures.
Curating the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
Thierry-Maxime Loriot, curator of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, shares how the team brought the faces of the exhibition’s mannequins to life using special technology.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: Meet Model and Muse Tanel Bedrossiantz
Model and muse Tanel Bedrossiantz discusses his nearly 30-year career working with groundbreaking French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier.
The Rise & Demise of Otto Piene’s 'Black Stacks Helium Sculpture,' 1976
On Halloween of 1976, a vandal with a gun took down Piene's Walker-commissioned artwork Black Stacks Helium Sculpture, which consisted of four 300-foot-long, undulating inflatable tubes ascending from smokestacks on the Minneapolis riverfront.
This Walker-organised exhibition, assembled with the assistance of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, examines the intersections of art, architecture and design with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting
For 50 years, Jack Whitten has explored the possibilities of paint, the role of the artist and the allure of material essence in his innovative studio process.
Jack Whitten on Mapping the Soul
As an abstract painter, I work with things that I cannot see, says Jack Whitten. "Google has mapped the whole earth. We have maps of Mars. We don't have a map of the soul, and that intrigues me."