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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.

Childe Hassam

Allies Day, May 1917, 1917
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


A beautiful comparison of two great works -- one a monumental re-imagining of an outsized historic moment -- the other an “in-the-moment” photograph

Edward Hopper

House by the Railroad, 1925
The persistence of the American gothic notion of mood and architecture in photography, film, film design, even cartoon; the evocative loneliness of Hopper

Black Hawk/Catlin

This piece showcases the American Indian traditions themselves as well as our desires to keep Indian lore within a certain context.

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