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Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
The critics at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago noted: "American art has made something of itself."
A figure who has polarized political opinion from the Civil War to today
A period of technological and commercial success, the Gilded Age was also an era of immense social problems.
John Brown has polarized political opinion from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.
This one-of-a-kind suitcase tells the surprising story of an artist, a wedding, and a people.
Two countries honor their love of democracy with a huge statue of a woman! Neither let women vote, though.
In order to capture the beauty of America’s national parks, Brown faced the prejudices of the lawless West.
Tanner studied in Philadelphia and Paris, and his style combined elements of American Realism and the Old Masters.
Riis snapped photos of the urban poor during midnight police raids—but only because he cared.
Unlike the other monuments on the Mall, this monument tells us virtually nothing about the man it commemorates.
Remington mourns the decline of the cowboy by depicting the very thing that destroyed his iconic lifestyle.