ALERTPlease note: the museum will be closed on Sunday, Feb 2 for a private event. The next Target First Free Sunday will take place on Feb 9.

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What is a Masterpiece?

What constitutes a “masterpiece” is a personal judgment. 
We’ve chosen some works to bring to your attention because they are:
  • beautiful objects that we have found to be rewarding to look at over many years 
  • important historically
  • rare—you won’t often have the chance to see works of their type and quality
Use our map to find each masterpiece in our galleries.

Top image: The Hindu deity Shiva (detail), 1000–1100. Cambodia. One of a pair; sandstone. The Avery Brundage Collection.