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Slideshow: The Maya And The Mythic Sea at Peabody Essex Museum

Mayan works of art at the “Fiery Pool: The Maya And The Mythic Sea,” exhibit
“Fiery Pool: The Maya And The Mythic Sea,” Peabody Essex Museum through July 18  
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 21, 2010
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Stone age

The works range from the ninth to the seventh century BC, when Assyria dominated the Near East, ruling lands from present-day Iran to Israel to Egypt.
Assyrians get their war on at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  September 16, 2008
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Dollhouses and dream states

Autumn highlights in the museums and the galleries.
Memory, sound, time, and toothpicks define the season
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 08, 2008
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Letter from London

How could you not fall in love with this city?
The foggy joys of Europe’s most international city
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 05, 2008
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Fabulous faker

It was a sublime scene, even though the seven-foot-tall painting was cracked, threadbare in places, patched in others, and dulled by a gray-brown murk.
Zhang Daqian’s imaginary landscapes, plus “A Tradition Redefined”
By GREG COOK  |  December 31, 2007
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Thriller

Is there a more perfect subject for cultural criticism than Michael Jackson?
Deep-thinking Michael Jackson
By JON GARELICK  |  January 24, 2006