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

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Taíno <em>Kuisa</em>
Taíno Kuisa

The carved kuisa are used in a spiritually significant Taíno ceremony to access the world beyond.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, <em>Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl</em>
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl

Forgoing the tradition of narrative painting, Whistler aspired to create a beautiful "symphony."

Frank Lloyd Wright, Bachman-Wilson House
Frank Lloyd Wright, Bachman-Wilson House

This building is a beautiful testament to Wright's vision of affordable and unique domestic architecture.

Childe Hassam, <em>Allies Day, May 1917</em>
Childe Hassam, Allies Day, May 1917

Hassam's Impressionist painting provides a visual form of optimism on the very brink of America’s entry into the First World War.

Dürer’s <em>Rhinoceros</em>: art, science, and the Northern Renaissance
Dürer’s Rhinoceros: art, science, and the Northern Renaissance

For centuries, this print of a rhinoceros has intrigued artists, scientists, and the public alike.

Mel Casas, <em>Humanscape 70 (Comic Whitewash)</em>
Mel Casas, Humanscape 70 (Comic Whitewash)

Through heroes like Captain America and Superman, Casas explores the relationship between media and identity.

Rufino Tamayo, <em>Perro aullando a la luna (Dog Howling at the Moon)</em>
Rufino Tamayo, Perro aullando a la luna (Dog Howling at the Moon)

Painted during WWII, Tamayo's howling dog leaves the viewer with a deep sense of dread.

Luis Alfonso Jiménez, <em>Eagle</em>
Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Eagle

A symbol of the U.S. and Mexico, the eagle reflects Jiménez's Chicano identity.

Man and centaur
Man and centaur

Crafted in the Geometric period, this sculpture would have been offered to a god at an ancient Greek sanctuary.

Congo Square, New Orleans
Congo Square, New Orleans

From the 18th–19th centuries, Black Americans gathered in Congo Square to socialize, play music, and dance.

Gilbert Stuart, <em>The Skater</em>
Gilbert Stuart, The Skater

Depicting his subject in motion was a departure from the norm, making this painting the talk of the town.

Thomas Cole, <em>The Voyage of Life</em>
Thomas Cole, The Voyage of Life

Cole’s extraordinary series chronicles each stage of human life: childhood, youth, manhood, and old age.