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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.
Building the American dream in the California desert.
Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith suggests that thinking about our history in a different way helps us rethink our present.
Business or pleasure? Watkins could photograph both beautifully.
An[...] interpretation of the sensations produced by the confusion of the streets. —Joseph Stella
Can the commonplace working farmland of California's Sacramento River Valley be a place of of breathtaking beauty?
Think you procrastinate? Wright blew this project off for 9 months, then designed his most famous house in 2 hours.
Captured here in paint, this grand Californian landscape would soon disappear under water.
A viewing station for sunrise and sunset, Turrell’s work manipulates light, time, and perception.
Drought and rain govern when this work of art in Utah’s Great Salt Lake can be seen.
The Yup’ik peoples, in one of the world’s coldest climates, made these ceremonial masks during the long winters.
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.