We think about the city and the country as opposites, but they have more to do with one another than you would expect.
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Cats, gossip, and laundry — a view of Los Angeles during the Great Depression.
An[...] interpretation of the sensations produced by the confusion of the streets. —Joseph Stella
When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.
Buttons, flags, and booze — Ben conjures up a specific time and place.
Can the commonplace working farmland of California's Sacramento River Valley be a place of of breathtaking beauty?
The gun that "won the West" also transformed American manufacturing and marketing.
According to the artist (Reginald Marsh), at Coney Island, “The best show is the people themselves.”
Captured here in paint, this grand Californian landscape would soon disappear under water.
Drought and rain govern when this work of art in Utah’s Great Salt Lake can be seen.
In order to capture the beauty of America’s national parks, Brown faced the prejudices of the lawless West.
To bring “polite sociability” to the city, designers blended nature’s greatest hits into one ambitious park.
Though often thought of as a simple image of American values, this painting resists easy interpretation.