From the Gilded Age to World War II
videos + essays
Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
Woodruff reimagines racist tropes of Black banjo players with a figure who is confident and joyful
Ben Shahn's painting asks: Who belongs in the art world?
Perhaps the largest relief sculpture in the world, this Confederate memorial is an expression of 20th and 21st century racial politics.
A conversation that took place on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, just before the last Confederate monument on the boulevard was removed in September 2021
How a statue representing well-functioning government ended up in a cemetery
What will technology bring us? A more egalitarian society, a world where everyone can be educated? Or will it bring greater inequality? We still debate these issues...
The Port of Havana, cigar shops, and Cuban independence
A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions
The awesome beauty of a large hole in the earth, dug to bring railroads to Manhattan.
Kuniyoshi came to the US as a teen and loved his adopted country, but was considered a possible enemy during WWII.
The awesome steel mills of Pittsburgh in the 1920s made an impression on the young Elsie Driggs.
Beyond the street of New York, Bellows grapples with the horrors of the First World War