Martha introduced me to Cycladic art when we visited a museum devoted to it in Athens some years ago. Cycladic art comes from the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea. These highly stylized figures, most not more that two feet tall, are thought to be funeral accoutrements, added to a person's burial artifacts. What makes these figures so fascinating is their link into our day. Archeologists discovered this art form in the early 20th century, bringing these images to public awareness at the same time as the first modern artists (Picasso) were emerging. Can you see the borrowed imagery? Don't they look far more modern than ancient? At the Getty Museum in Malibu, that the staff visited last week, I entered a room completely dedicated to Cycladic art, and I had such fun! In fact, I think I once served on a committee with a woman very much like the one in the lower picture!