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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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
Finding beauty in American industry
A Jewish family in early New York
Signs to guide historical understanding
Europe's earliest views of America
The New York based ashcan artist George Bellows tackles the horrors of the First World War
The river's brilliant reflections gave shape to this enormous sculpture of silver
Lawrence captures the vitality of Harlem and highlights the advancements in medical care for and by people of color.