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The Irishness of Irish Painting

A sense of nationhood spawned new painting styles.

Reconsidering Rivera

The Mexican muralist sought to create art "capable of persuading and educating the masses."

An old book sheds new light

A biography of Daniel Boone is published 140 years after it was written.

Winners of the 1998 National Medal for the Humanities

This year's recipients of the National Medal for the Humanities: Stephen Ambrose, E. L. Doctorow, Diana Eck, Nancye Brown Gaj, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Vartan Gregorian, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Garry Wills

How the Marshall Plan Came About

The general's papers reveal the campaign for the plan that rebuilt Europe.

Opening Locked Doors

Reflections on the moral frontiers of thirty years of teaching the Holocaust.

Reconstructing Jacob Lawrence

Our history from the New Deal to contemporary Times Square is documented in a new catalog of the artist.

I'll Make Me a World

From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.

Heraldry and Harleys

A new exhibition compares the American biker and the knights of the Middle Ages.

Margaret Sanger's "Deeds of Terrible Virtue"

A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.