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The Great Experiment

Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.

Steps pf Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC, 1939

Wild Intellectuals and Exotic Folks

A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.

Fallout: Art and Design in the Atomic Age

The plastics of wartime were transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers as a new aesthetic emerged after the dropping of the bomb.

Making Culture Visible

How turn-of-the-century libraries found a new resource in photography.

75 Years of Route 66

America's famous road west celebrates a birthday.

Pioneer Painters

Works by three Lutheran artists who shaped the early religious environment in the upper Midwest are on display in Iowa.

A Lens on Russia's North

A photographer documents neglected churches in the Arkhangelsk Province.

In the Mouth of the Crocodile

A cache of ancient papyri goes online.

A Living Heritage

Alaskan natives reflect on Russian colonization and indigenous identity in a new exhibition.

All the World's a Frontier

Cossacks became cowboys in Buffalo Bill's Wild West.