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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.
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No.2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle, Whistler

Writer Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle, helped define what it was to be "Victorian." Read their...

Depiction of the Boston Massacre, 1770 engraving

Immerse yourself in the years of friction, fear, and turmoil that preceded the American Revolution.

 Livingstone, The 1871 Field Diary, examined with spectral imaging

Uncovering David Livingstone's lost expedition diaries through digital spectral imaging.

photograph: Black Sunday dust storm approaching Ulysses, Kansas, April 14, 1935

Explore the causes and consequences of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.

Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi

The 13th-century Muslim mystic and poet Rumi helped shape Muslim thought. Explore his poetry and the history of the Islamic...

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady, diplomat, and citizen activist, Eleanor Roosevelt also wrote more than 8,000 columns, 580 articles, 27 books,...

Joe Louis looks for an opening during a boxing match with Max Schmeling, 1936
The 1938 boxing match between American heavyweight Joe Louis and German opponent Max Schmeling was a proxy fight between two...
California 49er panning for gold
The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848 transformed California and America, sparking massive migration, breakneck...
Ortelius World Map Typvs Orbis Terrarvm, 1570.

What do maps tell us about the societies that created them? The comprehensive History of Cartography looks at the history...