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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.
We think of Puritans aesthetics as restrained and humble, but this elaborate cupboard proves otherwise.
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.
Who should be the arbiter of taste—the person on the street, the artist, the courts?
Hopper gives us a window into the urban isolation and anxiety of WWII-era New York.
Though often thought of as a simple image of American values, this painting resists easy interpretation.
The violence and physicality of this boxing match reflect contemporary racial tensions in pre-WWI New York.
Tanner studied in Philadelphia and Paris, and his style combined elements of American Realism and the Old Masters.
Though at first glance this nude seems plucked from classical antiquity, it actually alludes to modern politics.
This dignified portrait of a Native leader belies the cruel treatment he endured at the time of its painting.
This snowy image of a bygone Brooklyn is sprinkled with farm animals, townspeople... and casual racism.
Well known in his own day as a silversmith, Revere is shown in casual attire, with a teapot brimming with meaning.