Artists during this period asserted their individual identity, but also brought mass produced objects and mass media into their art.
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From the Manhattan Project to nursery rhymes, a collision of art and science.
A portrait of a president transformed by tragedy.
Go backstage at the 1960 Democratic National Convention with photographer Gary Winogrand.
This Cold War icon was much more than just a barrier between East and West.
Spirituality and transcendence were important postwar themes expressed in Rothko's work.
A powerful accumulation of names is inscribed on slabs of reflective stone that cuts into the earth on the Mall.
This sculpture, installed on the Yale campus during Vietnam War protests, was never meant to be permanent.
The “father of video art” argued that electronic communication, not transportation, unites the modern world.
The American flag is a potent symbol that has different meanings for different viewers.
Asawa was interned in World War II, but we must be careful about interpreting her artworks as related to that trauma.
Warhol’s art celebrates the consumerism and advertising that inundated American culture in the 1960s.