Seeing America was created by Smarthistory with 17 leading museum collections and examines the long history of the United States, from before European settlers to the modern era.
Does abstract art mean something? How can a viewer approach such a work of art?
This jug is one of the earliest known alkaline-glazed stoneware face vessels made by enslaved people or their descendants in the Edgefield District of South Carolina.
A Hudson River School artist looks north
The Wyeths have a long history of painting the American story
There is no open road here.
What will technology bring us? A more egalitarian society, a world where everyone can be educated? Or will it bring greater inequality? We still debate these issues...
Sail, steam, cotton, and oil — the engines of the American economy.
How women contributed to the repairing a country that had been torn apart.
The Port of Havana, cigar shops, and Cuban independence
The critics at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago noted: "American art has made something of itself."
A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions
The awesome beauty of a large hole in the earth, dug to bring railroads to Manhattan.