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Images of Contentment

Kensett's paintings of Long Island Sound evoke a simpler time.

The Great Experiment

Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.

Steps pf Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC, 1939

Wild Intellectuals and Exotic Folks

A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.

Fallout: Art and Design in the Atomic Age

The plastics of wartime were transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers as a new aesthetic emerged after the dropping of the bomb.

Making Culture Visible

How turn-of-the-century libraries found a new resource in photography.

75 Years of Route 66

America's famous road west celebrates a birthday.

Pioneer Painters

Works by three Lutheran artists who shaped the early religious environment in the upper Midwest are on display in Iowa.

A Lens on Russia's North

A photographer documents neglected churches in the Arkhangelsk Province.

In the Mouth of the Crocodile

A cache of ancient papyri goes online.

A Living Heritage

Alaskan natives reflect on Russian colonization and indigenous identity in a new exhibition.