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What Is Art Good For?

Explore art in the age of revolution, war and profound scientific change.
The Cult of Progress

WETA PassportThe Cult of Progress

Examine the rise and fall of “progress” as an ideology.

Color and Light

WETA PassportColor and Light

Explore light and color in art in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy.

Paradise on Earth

WETA PassportParadise on Earth

Explore one of humanity’s deepest artistic urges: the depiction of nature.


WETA PassportRenaissances

Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.


WETA PassportEncounters

See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.

God and Art

WETA PassportGod and Art

Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.