Seeing America (general)

Seeing America is a multimedia learning resource for American history and art developed and distributed by Smarthistory together with a consortium of museums.

Check back for more — new content is being added regularly.

Participating museums
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Denver Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Minneapolis Museum of Art, National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution), Newark Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum

Generously funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Walton Family Foundation.

















Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series, 1940-41, 60 panels, tempera on hardboard (even numbers at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, odd numbers at the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.)
Lawrence carefully documents the migration of African Americans from the agricultural South to the industrial North.

Painting the Great Migration