Martyr or murderer? Thomas Hovenden’s The Last Moments of John Brown

Martyr or murderer? Thomas Hovenden’s The Last Moments of John Brown

Thomas Hovenden, The Last Moments of John Brown, c. 1884, oil on canvas, 117.2 x 96.8 cm (de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of...
Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins’ Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew

Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins’ Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew

Thomas Eakins, Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), 1875, oil on canvas, 243.8 x 198.1 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art)...
Inventing America, Colt’s Experimental Pocket Pistol

Inventing America, Colt’s Experimental Pocket Pistol

Elisha King Root for Samuel Colt, Experimental Pocket Pistol, Serial number 5, caliber .265 inches, barrel length 3 inches, overall length 7 inches, brass,...
Snakes? Petticoats? Making sense of politics at the end of the Civil War

Snakes? Petticoats? Making sense of politics at the end of the Civil War

Anna Pottery, Snake Jug, c. 1865, stoneware with painted decoration, 31.75 x 21.11 x 22.07 cm (Minneapolis Institute of Art)A Seeing America videoSpeakers: Dr....
The Hay Wain, Constable and the English countryside

The Hay Wain, Constable and the English countryside

John Constable, The Hay Wain (Landscape: Noon), 1821, oil on canvas, 130.2 x 185.4 cm (The National Gallery, London). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and...
A summer day in Paris: Berthe Morisot’s Hunting Butterflies

A summer day in Paris: Berthe Morisot’s Hunting Butterflies

Berthe Morisot, Hunting Butterflies, 1874, oil on canvas, 46 x 56 cm (Musée d'Orsay, Paris). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris source
Renoir, Bal du moulin de la Galette

Renoir, Bal du moulin de la Galette

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876, oil on canvas, 131 x 175 cm (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr....
How to recognize Monet: The Basin at Argenteuil

How to recognize Monet: The Basin at Argenteuil

Claude Monet, The Basin at Argenteuil, c. 1872, oil on canvas, 60 x 80.5 cm (Musee d’Orsay, Paris).Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr....
The light of democracy — examining the Statue of Liberty

The light of democracy — examining the Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, installed 1886, conceived by Édouard Laboulaye, sculpture designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, engineered by Gustave Eiffel, pedestal designed...
How to recognize Renoir: The Swing

How to recognize Renoir: The Swing

Pierre Auguste Renoir, The Swing (La balançoire), 1876, oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven...