Art of the Story and Story of the Art

  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Portrait by John Singleton Copley
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
    Painting by Grant Wood in 1931
  • Washington Crosses the Delaware

    Washington Crosses the Delaware
    Painted 1851 by Emanuel Leutze, this painting depicts the events of Christmas Day, 1775 when American patriots advance to cut off the British troops on their way to Philadelphia.
  • Lansdowne Portrait (George Washington)

    Lansdowne Portrait (George Washington)
    Painted 1796 by Gilbert Stuart, hanging in the President's Mansion since 1800, saved by Dolley Madison during the burning of Washington DC and the War of 1812.
  • Peacock Room

    Peacock Room
    Peacock Room Princess from the Land of Porcelain Artist James McNeil Whistler decorated what was the dining room of Mr. Frederick Leyland in London, England. Whistler had earlier painted La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine — or The Princess from the Land of Porcelain in 1864.
  • Period: to

    Art Nouveau

  • Allies Day

    Allies Day
    Painted by Childe Hassam, this picture depicts the celebrations in New York City at the end of WWI.
  • Brooklyn Bridge, 1919-1920

    Brooklyn Bridge, 1919-1920
    Painted by Joseph Stella
  • Period: to

    Art Deco

  • Autumn Landscape

    Autumn Landscape
    Stained glass window by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
  • Brooklyn Bridge, New York

    Brooklyn Bridge, New York
    A photograph by Walker Evans
  • Chrysler Building

    Chrysler Building
    Designed by William Van Alen and built for auto tycoon, Walter P. Chrysler, this skyscraper was constructed between 1926 and 1930.
  • Fallingwater

    Frank Lloyd Wright information from Library of Congress Fallingwater Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the family of Edgar J. Kaufmann in Mill Run, Pennsylvania A video of the digital construction of Fallingwater.