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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.
Shahn makes an not-so-subtle comparison between Christ and two Italians executed for a crime they didn’t commit.
This monument to a great leader completes the heroic narrative on the Washington Mall.
Unlike the other monuments on the Mall, this monument tells us virtually nothing about the man it commemorates.
Johnson’s moving painting of a family fleeing slavery places the courage of African-Americans center stage.
This gigantic canvas is one of the most famous in the history of American art, but it wasn’t made in the USA.
The artist used Spanish coins as models for the coats of arms woven into this basket in California, then New Spain.
Lack of an American sculptural tradition compelled Jefferson to look to France for this portrait of Washington.
Trumbull traveled up and down the Eastern Seaboard to paint the members of the Continental Congress from life.
Representing women who entered the workforce during WWII, Rosie is strong, determined, and eating a ham sandwich.