Secondary Catalogue

Series: Art That Changed America


9/11: Art from Ashes

9/11: Art from Ashes

September 11, 2001 is a day etched into the memories of millions. Art around the world is being used to explore and understand.
Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism

By showing people that art can be used to express what we feel, rather than what we see, Abstract Expressionism changed how we define what art is.
Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass Music

Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains was the birthplace of Bluegrass Music and Bill Monroe who became the Godfather of the Bluegrass
Federal Art Project

Federal Art Project

Thanks to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ambitious New Deal plan, American artists were able to keep working during the Great Depression. The work they produced remains a key part of the American landscape.
Musical Theater: From Athens to Broadway

Musical Theater: From Athens to Broadway

Musical theater originated in Ancient Greece, but in the late 19th century the artform took America by storm.
Photojournalism

Photojournalism

In the late-19th century, with the American Civil War in full swing, millions of Americans relied on the written word, illustrations and engravings for news about the conflict; until the groundbreaking work of New York photographer Mathew Brady,...Show More
Protest Music of Vietnam War

Protest Music of Vietnam War

In protest against the Vietnam War - one of the most divisive conflicts in US history - American musicians wrote and performed hundreds of songs calling for peace and criticizing the US government's handling of the war.
The Golden Age of Sci-Fi Literature

The Golden Age of Sci-Fi Literature

Coinciding with the Machine Age, the Golden Age of Sci-Fi Literature saw American authors combine factual science with fantastical fiction to take readers into the farthest reaches of the imagination.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, is rightly recognised as one of the most touching and solemn war memorials in the world. But when plans for the memorial were first unveiled, many Vietnam veterans and US political leaders were...Show More
War of the Worlds

War of the Worlds

On Halloween Eve 1938, CBS Radio - broadcast reports of a devastating alien invasion advancing on New York City. But all was not as it seemed.
Yellowstone: The First National Park

Yellowstone: The First National Park

The first dedicated National Park anywhere in the world, Yellowstone attracts 318 million visitors every year. It was saved for posterity by the work of two pioneering artists.