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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.
Buttons, flags, and booze — Ben conjures up a specific time and place.
Museum visitors often mistake this sculpture for a real person
At this party, everyone has the same face and seems profoundly alone.
From the Manhattan Project to nursery rhymes, a collision of art and science.
An explosion in a mine kills 111, Shahn captures the devastation of those left behind.
A portrait of a president transformed by tragedy.
The artist asks us if maintaining can be as important as creating.
Go backstage at the 1960 Democratic National Convention with photographer Gary Winogrand.
This Cold War icon was much more than just a barrier between East and West.
Spirituality and transcendence were important postwar themes expressed in Rothko's work.
Lawrence captures the vitality of Harlem and highlights the issues around access to medical care for people of color.
A powerful accumulation of names is inscribed on slabs of reflective stone that cuts into the earth on the Mall.