Smarthistory


Benny Andrews, Flag Day, 1966
This powerful image raises broad questions of racial, national, and individual identity during the height of civil rights activism in the United States.

Benny Andrews, Flag Day












Detail, Richard Caton Woodville, War News from Mexico, 1848, oil on canvas, 68.6 × 63.5 cm (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)
This is a multimedia learning resource for American history and American art.

About Seeing America





Thomas Cole, The Hunter’s Return, 1845, oil on canvas
One of the paradoxes of American history lays in the unresolved tension between the subduing of the wilderness and the honoring of it. That tension is still alive with us today.

Thomas Cole, The Hunter’s Return