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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.
Spirituality and transcendence were important postwar themes expressed in Rothko's work.
Lawrence captures the vitality of Harlem and highlights the advancements in medical care for and by people of color.
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.
Drought and rain govern when this work of art in Utah’s Great Salt Lake can be seen.
Hopper gives us a window into the urban isolation and anxiety of WWII-era New York.
New York put growth ahead of all else, resulting in the loss of important historic buildings, like Penn Station.
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.
Does the figure emerge from the stripes of the flag, or do they imprison him?