Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is considered to be the greatest qawwal of his generation. Qawwali, the Sufi music of India and Pakistan, translates literally as "utterance," and it is an ecstatic, spiritual poetry married to music. The music serves to express mystical love and the longing for a union with the
Mariko Mori is the most glamorous sort of alien. In her identity-probing, time-traveling photographs, sculptures, and 3-D videos, this young artist takes on roles that fuse the ancient and the futuristic, natural elements and high-tech artifice. In her sleek, seamless pieces, Mori explores the "insta
Alfred Stieglitz spent his life pushing for the acknowledgement of photography as a valid art form. In 1923, when the Museum of Fine Arts hosted some of Stieglitz's photographs, it marked the first time that the American public saw photography in a major American museum.
Stieglitz was born in New J
Smithson is best known for his large-scale earthworks -- including "Spiral Jetty" (located in the Great Salt Lake, Utah), "Broken Circle," and "Spiral Hill" (both in a Holland quarry) -- in which he reshapes landscapes in a way that recalls both the forces of nature and ancient archeological sites.