Emily Casey, assistant professor ofart history, had an essaypublishedthis week on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. The timeline is an invaluable public resource for the study of the history of art, from one of the most prestigious art museums in the country.

Titled, “Visual Culture of the Atlantic World,” the essay examines how the interactions among peoples and nations of Europe, West Africa, and North and South America from the 15thto the early 19thcentury, helped create global visual and material culture such as portraits, silver tea services and mahogany tables made from colonial materials to serve elite tastes. The full essay can be found here:https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/vcaw/hd_vcaw.htm