How a deal between a railroad financier and an Italian priest brought art to Baltimore.
From recessions to computers, changes upend the steel belt near Detroit.
A website looks at Milwaukee's history through the recollections of its Italian immigrants.
Kensett's paintings of Long Island Sound evoke a simpler time.
Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.
A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.
The plastics of wartime were transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers as a new aesthetic emerged after the dropping of the bomb.
How turn-of-the-century libraries found a new resource in photography.
America's famous road west celebrates a birthday.
Works by three Lutheran artists who shaped the early religious environment in the upper Midwest are on display in Iowa.
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