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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.
Lewis leaves behind the figure for abstracted fragments at the end of World War II
Sam Gilliam trespasses the distinction between painting and sculpture
Charles Sebree expresses his inner self in The Mystic.
An International Style gem on Park Avenue
Bearden thought about painting like music.
Delaney celebrates the famous opera singer Marian Anderson as a modern icon of Black excellence and civil rights
Is the bird real or imagined?
Perhaps the largest relief sculpture in the world, this Confederate memorial is an expression of 20th and 21st century racial politics.
This swaying juke joint belies its purpose as the central meeting place enlivened by music and dance in many African American communities, but its jubilance is tempered by the painting's ominous atmosphere
There is no open road here.
Buttons, flags, and booze — Ben conjures up a specific time and place.