Contested Visions website main page image. Colonial painting

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, born

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A waterfall deep in an African forest

Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African Atlantic World

This exhibition produced by The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA and available at the National Museum of African Art online archive explores the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata, the world of water deities and their powers. It demonstrates how art both reflects and actively contributes to beliefs and religious practices revealing the potency of images to shape the lives of people, communities, and societies.

A waterfall deep in an African forest

Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African Atlantic World

This exhibition from the Fowler Museum at UCLA explores the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata, examining the world of water deities and their powers. It demonstrates how art both reflects and actively contributes to beliefs and religious practices, globalization, and capitalism. Most of all, it reveals the potency of images and ideas to shape the lives of people, communities, and societies.

EDSITEment's Back-to-School Lesson Plans

Interdisciplinary multimedia resources for your classroom this fall.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Fallingwater"

Fallingwater—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Powerful Union of Architecture and Nature

Use Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, "Fallingwater," to learn about 20th-century architecture and Wright's prolific career.

Indigenous Hawaiian woman in costume

Picturing Hawai'i

Picturing Hawai'i is a new curriculum from the Honolulu Museum of Art. The comprehensive Teacher Resource Book and the accompanying six images show you how to use works from the Museum's collection to supplement your lessons in history, fine arts, language arts, math, and science.

Itō Jakuchū Peonies and Butterflies

National Gallery: Colorful Realm of Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings

Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800). Celebrating the centennial of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the nation's capital, this exhibition features one of Japan's most renowned cultural treasures

image from Slavery by Another Name

Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

2013 JAM poster, Lionel Hampton

Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM

Every April, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other organizations recognize Jazz Appreciation Month. For 2013, JAM honors jazz legends Lionel Hampton, Andy Weston, and John Levy.