We have a special place in our hearts for Crystal Bridges. An amazing collection, a gorgeous building set in the water within a beautiful landscape. And if you can't get there in person, virtually explore with Smarthistory as your guide.
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Conversations between part and whole, between individual and community, are at the core of Companion Species.
This portrait gives us a glimpse into the creative circle of Alfred Stieglitz in 1920s New York, with references to Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Henry McBride, and others.
Painted after the end of World War I and amid pressure to "represent his race" as a Black man, Tanner brings biblical scenes into the modern world
One of the most recognized paintings in American history, this painting is an ode to friendship and nature
Edmonia Lewis, an artist of Black and Indigenous heritage, uses a neoclassical style to depict Indigenous subjects from a popular novel around the time of the U.S. Civil War
Rolanda, a close friend of Frida Kahlo, explores her Mexican identity in the 1930s with surrealism and a volcano
O'Keeffe takes on the New York skyline in the 1920s
This monumental painting of Black people at the beach speaks to a dearth of Black figures in the art history canon
Thomas takes inspiration from both the 1969 moon landing and her backyard garden
The American Dream is not what it seems in this artwork that combines painting and collage
Although there are no figures in this massive tapestry, the South Asian diaspora is manifest through the almost 200 globally sourced saris.
A magical landscape