Notes from the Field

  • Responses
    American Museums First? A Response to Gary Vikan
    by Elizabeth Marlowe

    A response to Gary Vikan’s recent Apollo essay “Why US Museums and the Antiquities Trade Should Work Together.”

  • Book Review
    Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th–21st Century
    Reviewed by Amanda Phillips

    Symbols of Power provides experts and enthusiasts with a gorgeous volume that at once celebrates, describes, and analyzes some of the most sumptuous examples of art from the old world.

  • Book Review
    The Mind Is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought
    Reviewed by Katy Barrett

    The Mind Is a Collection adopts as its premise the notion that metaphors must be taken seriously.

  • Exhibition Notes
    Béla Tarr—Till the End of the World
    by Ivan Gaskell
  • Exhibition Notes
    Béla Tarr—Till the End of the World
    by Ivan Gaskell

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