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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.
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.
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.
In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, Benny Andrews protested the exclusion of Black artists from museums. Flag Day captures a complex sense of being both imprisoned by and liberated by the American flag as efforts to combat racial discrimination were slowed by continuing resistance from white institutions.
An explosion in a mine kills 111, Shahn captures the devastation of those left behind.
A portrait of a president transformed by tragedy.