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An-My Lê, <i>29 Palms</i>
An-My Lê, 29 Palms

An-My Lê's photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war, framing a tension between the natural landscape and its violent transformation into battlefields.

Graciela Iturbide, Photographing Mexico
Graciela Iturbide, Photographing Mexico

Rejecting the sensationalization of Mexico's injustices, Iturbide embeds herself within the communities when taking photographs

Do Ho Suh, <i>Rubbing/Loving</i>
Do Ho Suh, Rubbing/Loving

Contemporary artist Do Ho Suh covers every surface in the apartment that was his home and studio for eighteen years with white paper, rubbing with colored pencil all of the space's memory-provoking details.

Krzysztof Wodiczko, <i>Monument</i>
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Monument

An 1881 Civil War monument comes to life with video projections of refugees

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, <em>Native Hosts (Arkansas)</em>
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Native Hosts (Arkansas)

Signs to guide historical understanding

What’s in a map? Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s <em>State Names</em>
What’s in a map? Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s State Names

Thinking about our history in a different way helps us rethink our present. 

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

The first monument to commemorate the over 4,000 African Americans who were lynched in the early 20th century.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, <em>Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People)</em>
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People)

Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in North America.

Contemporary Native American Architecture
Contemporary Native American Architecture

What does Native American architecture look like today?

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