Fabric of a Nation
American Quilt Stories

A mother stitches a few lines of prayer into a bedcover for her son serving in the Union army during the Civil War. A formerly enslaved African...

Genji
The Prince and the Parodies

Lady Murasaki’s Tale of Genji has delighted readers for more than 1,000 years and inspired writers to create numerous parodies. Artists have responded...

Kay Nielsen
An Enchanted Vision

The Danish artist Kay Nielsen’s luminous interpretations of fairytales and legends from around the world are among the most celebrated book...

European Painting and Sculpture before 1800

Major works spanning the medieval era to the Enlightenment from the MFA's superlative collection The tremendous political, religious and cultural...

Juno
A Colossal Roman Statue

The amazing story of a monumental statue If this monumental Roman statue could speak, she would tell of travels from a theater in ancient Rome to the...

Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

The seventeenth century in the Netherlands was famously a golden age of painting. This book assembles some two dozen masterworks from the collection...

Cy Twombly
Making Past Present

Cy Twombly’s first visit to Italy as a young man ignited a lifelong passion for the ancient world that is everywhere present in his art. Painted...

Arts of South Asia

The arts of South Asia arise from a large geographical area, comprising India and the countries that surround it, and span more than four millennia...

Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

An introduction to the dazzling paintings of an Impressionist master The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, boasts one of the largest collections of the...

Writing the Future
Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

In the early 1980s, art and writing labeled as graffiti transitioned from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries...