John James Audubon
The glory of nature captured with passion and grace!
A Walker Evans photograph and a Joseph Stella painting
The Chrysler Building
This is an homage to one of the most lilting and beautiful structures in New York and the world. Its art deco grandeur survives with authority and wonder.
American impressionism, WWI, red, white, and blue, and the love of a parade
Populist paintings about the roots of our own democracy, narrated with enthusiasm and care by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary
Mothers and children
A beautiful comparison of two great works — one a monumental re-imagining of an outsized historic moment — the other an “in-the-moment” photograph
The persistence of the American gothic notion of mood and architecture in photography, film, film design, even cartoon; the evocative loneliness of Hopper
African-American themes depicted by African-American artists