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Image of Rest and Work, 1941, by Jean Charlot.

The Art of Influence

Nebraska hosts talks on the reach of the Mexican muralists.

Image of Denver’s dean of cattle buyers, Robert Lazar Miller.

Jewish Pioneers

A New York program discusses how Jewish settlers shaped the Wild West.

Image of Frederick Douglass

Reverberations of the Fourth of July

MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’

Image of the Garst family welcomin Nikita Khrushchev in 1959 (Roswell Garst, cen

Khrushchev in Iowa

Coon Rapids, Iowa, was crawling with spies.

Image of Chimney Rock and the Red Hills of Ghost Ranch, 2007.

Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby

While walking home on a snowy Michigan day in 1970 after taking pictures for his high school newspaper, fourteen-year-old Craig Varjabedian passed by an art gallery.

Image of chaeologists join 8,500 cyclists on the road in Iowa.

Time Travels

Some thirteen thousand years ago, when most archaeologists agree that humans first populated North America, a Paleo-Indian tribe left a cache of stone weapons in southern Iowa, maybe to be finished an

Velosophie participants

Zen and the Art of Cycling

Philosophical journeys in Illlinois.

Reverse Immigration: Through a Mariachi’s Eyes

A film documents the struggles of a Mexican musician.

Poised Pen

A traveling exhibition opens at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Washington, D.C.

Keeping Connected

State humanities councils take to the airwaves to tell their stories.