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Featured Projects: Public Programs

James McNeill Whistler, “Nocturne in Black and Gold, the Falling Rocket,” 1875,
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Flinging a Pot of Paint: James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

Cast your vote. Was the judgement in Whistler's trial a fair one?

Posted: August 25, 2014
Dorothea Lange, 1936
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Dorothea Lange: Photographing America

The new NEH-supported documentary Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning examines the life and work of the acclaimed American photographer.

Posted: August 15, 2014
Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. National Archives.
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Remembering D-Day: The Humanities and the Experience of War

Experience the lives of ordinary Americans during an extraordinary time

Posted: June 5, 2014
14-year-old apprentice Nat Wheeler in Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?”
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More Prizes for Mission US

Gamers Go for Mission US

Posted: May 20, 2014
Matson Collection at the Library of Congress
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Bridging Cultures through Film

1913: Seeds of Conflict

Posted: February 7, 2014
Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912.
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The Armory Show at 100

Art History Repeats Itself

Posted: February 3, 2014
Superman, 1941
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Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

Zap! Pow! Kazam!: The Creation and Evolution of American Superheroes

Posted: October 19, 2013
Convicts in Barracks
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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

A packaged set of four nationally-acclaimed films that tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

Posted: August 26, 2013
Joiner's shop, Overhead view of site before excavation, ca. 1980
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Mulberry Row

African American History at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Posted: June 27, 2013
Peter Sagal, travels cross-country on a motorcycle.
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Peter Sagal explores the most important 4,400-word document in the United States

Posted: May 3, 2013