It's never been harder to define "art" than it is today, but one thing is certain — artists are always having a conversation with the time they live in.
videos + essays
Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
How can we begin to correct the lies of history? Artist Kenseth Armstead suggests a poetic solution.
A Greek myth and the American anti-Slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin combine to upend our own contemporary myths
An unflinching memorial to civil rights martyrs by the contemporary artist Thorton Dial
Can the commonplace working farmland of California's Sacramento River Valley be a place of of breathtaking beauty?
Teraoka draws on Japan's brilliant history of art and kabuki theatre to create beauty from heartrending tragedy
A viewing station for sunrise and sunset, Turrell’s work manipulates light, time, and perception.
Who should be the arbiter of taste—the person on the street, the artist, the courts?
Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in North America.
The “father of video art” argued that electronic communication, not transportation, unites the modern world.
Weems confronts identity, family, and the myth of home in this iconic series of photographs.
Kaphar takes a violent history and renders it visible in this modified portrait of Andrew Jackson.
Hundreds of shoelaces form just three words. Here, the artist takes an abstract idea and makes it immediate.