HOME / Art : The big picture. Welcome to Xanadu! Chinese art of the Yuan Dynasty at the Metropolitan. By Christopher Benfey|Posted Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at 10:37 AM Tweet Click to read a slide-show essay on art of the Yuan dynasty. Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Christopher Benfey. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL There Is Nothing Miraculous About a Tornado, Wolf Blitzer Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped A Huge Discovery About Prime Numbers—and What It Means for the Future of Math Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press. Click here to load comments.