Virtually explore the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, with Smarthistory as your guide
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According to the artist (Reginald Marsh), at Coney Island, “The best show is the people themselves.”
Global trade in a cup of tea: Colonial America, sugar and slavery.
A portrait of a president transformed by tragedy.
The gun that "won the West" also transformed American manufacturing and marketing.
The artist asks us if maintaining can be as important as creating.
Captured here in paint, this grand Californian landscape would soon disappear under water.
Artifacts like this are key for reminding us of a history of racism that is all too easy to forget.
Thought the Puritans were dour? Think again!
Confused by this painting? Imagine lying on the grass under a tree and looking up.