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Long-unseen Native American objects find a refurbished home in Pittsburgh.
A Denver festival blends visual and musical media.
A photography exhibition recalls one of Maine's lost industries.
His unorthodox ways in the classroom changed the course of history for generations of Harvard students.
How the word "Liberty" moved from a spiritual definition to a revolutionary one.
An exhibition shows the lesser-known side of a young, ambitious George Washington.
Visiting the author of the Buru Quartet under house arrest in Jakarta.
The poetry of Viet Nam connects a land and its people.
Soviet women who fought in World War II tell their stories in an exhibition in Ohio.
A gallery of California notables are recreated in Chautauqua performances for the state's sesquicentennial.
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Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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