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This painting inspired a movement called Cannibalism, but it’s not what you think.
Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in North America.
Gordon Parks and the writer Ralph Ellison collaborated to show that Harlem is everywhere.
This prestigious garment follows a traditional design passed down through generations of indigenous Alaskans.
Red Star annotated photographs to restore dignity and context to government-issue photographs of Crow chiefs.
Geller captures the tensions of the Jewish immigrant experience in the early 20th-century United States.
Does the figure emerge from the stripes of the flag, or do they imprison him?
This remarkable work honors those who fought for their own freedom, but acknowledges that the struggle goes on.
These challenging paintings visually separate Indigenous Americans from the Spanish elite; most were exported.
Nampeyo found inspiration from the old to create a pottery style that was entirely new and highly sought after.
Six bears were required to create this necklace, meant imbue the Pawnee chief with protection and power.
The Southwest became a hub for artists seeking “quintessentially American” subjects beyond New York and Chicago.