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Go backstage at the 1960 Democratic National Convention with photographer Gary Winogrand.
Nazi violence forced many artists and intellectuals to leave Germany in the 1930s, and like Grosz, many came to the United States.
During World War II, racism flourished the United States even as the war effort sought to bring people together.
This one-of-a-kind suitcase tells the surprising story of an artist, a wedding, and a people.
The makers of this ostentatious ceramic jug used images from popular satire to poke fun at the Civil War politics.
This eclectic assortment of carved objects speaks to the experience of a formerly-enslaved man in the post-Civil War South.
What most American students learn about as Custer's Last Stand was the last great victory for the Lakota people.