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Spatializing Photographs Project: reconstruction of Misrach's Desert Cantos

See a 3D recreation of American landscape photographer Richard Misrach’s Desert Cantos series, created using...

Superman, 1941

The evolution and cultural impact of the characters who leapt from the pages of American comic books over the last 75...

Sitting Bull, 1885

Sitting Bull is best known for defeating General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Lifeguard teaching boy to swim,Highland Park swimming pool 1951

Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from 1935 to...

The 1968 Project

Revisit the year of student protests, the Tet Offensive, MLK’s assassination, and Nixon’s election in this...

"The Problem We All Live With," Norman Rockwell, 1963

Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking six-part...

Influenza warning poster from Rochester, NY

An estimated 650,000 Americans lost their lives to the infamous and tragic 1918-1919 influenza epidemic. Read the stories...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

How has the American novel evolved and in what ways does it reflect an experience that is uniquely American?

Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze

America's independence from Great Britain was a decisive turning point in world history. Explore the causes, character,...

Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircas

Sometimes called the most important exhibition ever held in the United States, the 1913 Armory Show changed the way...

Portraits of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning, by Thomas B. Read

Read the complete letters written by and to Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

The Buddha's first teaching
Learn about the life and teachings of the Buddha and the foundations of Buddhist meditative practices.