At the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Virtually explore this museum with Smarthistory as your guide

Some background

videos + essays

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Garry Winogrand, <em>Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960</em>
Garry Winogrand, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960

Go backstage at the 1960 Democratic National Convention with photographer Gary Winogrand.

George Grosz, <em>Remembering</em>
George Grosz, Remembering

Nazi violence forced many artists and intellectuals to leave Germany in the 1930s, and like Grosz, many came to the United States.

Romare Bearden, <em>Factory Workers</em>
Romare Bearden, Factory Workers

During World War II, racism flourished the United States even as the war effort sought to bring people together.

Nellie Two Bear Gates, Suitcase
Nellie Two Bear Gates, Suitcase

This one-of-a-kind suitcase tells the surprising story of an artist, a wedding, and a people.

Anna Pottery, Snake jug
Anna Pottery, Snake jug

The makers of this ostentatious ceramic jug used images from popular satire to poke fun at the Civil War politics.

William Howard (attributed), Writing desk
William Howard (attributed), Writing desk

This eclectic assortment of carved objects speaks to the experience of a formerly-enslaved man in the post-Civil War South.

Henry Oscar One Bull, <em>Custer’s War</em>
Henry Oscar One Bull, Custer’s War

What most American students learn about as Custer's Last Stand was the last great victory for the Lakota people.