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Whether you are in New York, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Oregon, Colorado, Minneapolis, or Illinois, there's almost always a great museum nearby.

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Beyond the Great Wave — Hokusai at 90
Beyond the Great Wave — Hokusai at 90

A fisherman and a woodcutter — at age 90, the great Japanese artist Hokusai painted these moving images of contentment.

The Renaissance in Spain, The Morata Master
The Renaissance in Spain, The Morata Master

Get to know fifteenth-century Aragonese painting, which draws on Italian and Northern Renaissance influences.

St. Michael defeats the devil in Renaissance Spain
St. Michael defeats the devil in Renaissance Spain

Roll over Bellini, and tell Tintoretto the news. The Renaissance in Spain.

Millard Sheets, <em>Tenement Flats</em>
Millard Sheets, Tenement Flats

Cats, gossip, and laundry — a view of Los Angeles during the Great Depression.

In 1953, Robert Rauschenberg erased a drawing by de Kooning
In 1953, Robert Rauschenberg erased a drawing by de Kooning

When an artist erases another artist's drawing, is it still a drawing, and whose? This work challenges the art definitions and contexts of its time.

John Sloan, <em>Movies</em>
John Sloan, Movies

When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.

Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream
Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream

Cole, the great American landscape painter looks across the vast history of Western architecture

Faith Ringgold, <em>Ben</em>
Faith Ringgold, Ben

Politics, experience, and humanity on the streets of 1970s New York

Duane Hanson, <em>Executive</em>, originally titled, <em>Another Day</em>
Duane Hanson, Executive, originally titled, Another Day

Museum visitors often mistake this sculpture for a real person

Marisol, The Party
Marisol, The Party

At this party, everyone has the same face and seems profoundly alone.

Blythe, <em>Justice</em>
Blythe, Justice

The dubious justice of the anti-immigrant Know-Nothings.