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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A critic accused Whistler of “flinging paint at the public” when he saw this painting, so Whistler sued him.
The natural world and political metaphor, Church's Cotopaxi
Ben Shahn's painting asks: Who belongs in the art world?
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
How a statue representing well-functioning government ended up in a cemetery
A miracle on Bleecker Street, ornament, invention, and one of the great early skyscrapers
A Hudson River School artist looks north
There is no open road here.
The awesome beauty of a large hole in the earth, dug to bring railroads to Manhattan.
Top American bucket list destination in 1821
The river's brilliant reflections gave shape to this enormous sculpture in silver
Meet the two women behind this iconic 1936 photograph.