Virtually explore the museum with Smarthistory as your guide
videos + essays
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John Sloan, Movies
When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.
Turning Uncle Tom’s Cabin upside down, Alison Saar’s Topsy
Jason and the Golden Fleece and the American anti-Slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin combine to upend our own contemporary myths
Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream
Cole, the great American landscape painter looks across the vast history of Western architecture
Faith Ringgold, Ben
Politics, experience, and humanity on the streets of 1970s New York
Duane Hanson, Executive, originally titled, Another Day
Museum visitors often mistake this sculpture for a real person
American brilliance at the St. Louis World’s Fair: Libbey’s Punch Bowl
This dazzling, prismatic, brilliant cut glass creates a universe of pattern and reflection.
Marisol, The Party
At this party, everyone has the same face and seems profoundly alone.
Rachel Ruysch, Flower Still-Life
In the Dutch Golden Age, investors bet big on tulips. The market tanked, but this hyperreal bouquet held its value.