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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Cole, the great American landscape painter looks across the vast history of Western architecture
The dubious justice of the anti-immigrant Know-Nothings.
Martyr or murderer? John Brown has polarized political opinion from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.
Before T.V. and Twitter, politicians talked to voters face-to-face.
The Winchester Bible is among the most magnificent illuminated manuscripts made in England in the twelfth century.
Living in peace—predator and prey, and Native Americans and settler colonists—but for how long?
On the eve of the American Revolution, a glimpse of politics in portraiture
How a portrait of an African muslim came to hang side-by-side with the founding fathers in one of America's earliest museums.
Global trade in a cup of tea: Colonial America, sugar and slavery.
The gun that "won the West" also transformed American manufacturing and marketing.
Captured here in paint, this grand Californian landscape would soon disappear under water.
This one-of-a-kind suitcase tells the surprising story of an artist, a wedding, and a people.