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Garry Winogrand, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960
Go backstage at the 1960 Democratic National Convention with photographer Gary Winogrand.
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, Factory Workers
During World War II, racism flourished in the United States even as the war effort sought to bring people together.
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
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
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, Custer’s War
What most American students learn about as Custer's Last Stand was the last great victory for the Lakota people.