The nearly 230 artifacts in this exhibit were thought to be lost forever, casualties of the years of warfare, looting and destruction that followed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the rise of the Taliban in 1996. Instead most of them had been secretly hidden in crates in the Central Bank within the presidential palace in Kabul.
This website, based on the NEH-funded exhibit, explores the history of Christian saints and their relics through a variety of different digital tools and programs. Learn about exhibition objects through the cultural, geographical, and architectural environment for which they were originally created.
The words of the King James Bible ring out today in books, poems, popular songs, speeches, and sermons. Visit Manifold Greatness for the story of one of the most widely read books in the English language.
Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge celebrates Northern Renaissance artists' contributions to the scientific investigations of the 16th century through prints, books, maps, as well as sundials, globes, and more. The site is enhanced by an interactive web tool and iPhone/iPad applications.
The University of South Carolina marked the centenary of Robert Louis Stevenson's death in 1894 with a special exhibition illustrating his life and writing career. Drawing on the Stevenson holdings in the University Libraries' Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and on additional items from the G. Ross Roy Collection of Scottish Literature, the original exhibit included most of Stevenson's first editions, the early magazine publication of Treasure Island and other adventure stories, and a full range of his travel writings, sensation fiction such as the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and later Scottish novels. This online version includes additional materials not included in the original exhibit as well as hypertext links to other sites of interest.
The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year. The 1968 Exhibit is an ambitious, state-of-the-art, multi-media exhibit that looks at how the experiences of the year fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there.
The subject of this exhibition is the career and life of the artist Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937). It covers his upbringing in Philadelphia, his success as an artist overseas, his faith, his contributions to modernism, and his artistic innovations.
This exhibition examines the important artistic and cultural achievements that occurred in the Iranian world in the aftermath of the Mongol invasions.
Experience the Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity exhibition, which examines the diversity of Jewish eating and uncovers the messages in this cuisine.
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.
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.
An ongoing exhibit from the New Bedford Whaling Museum which explores the human fascination with whales and the history of whaling in New Bedford from a global context. The audio tour incorporates the stories of whale men as told by Herman Melville and introduces the commercial and scientific themes of the whaling industry.
The virtual exhibit from the Newberry Library focuses on Colonial Mexico and the intersection and interaction between a Spanish culture of written knowledge and an Aztec culture of oral knowledge and pictorial writing.
Celebrate the artistic achievements of the Joseon Dynasty, including ritual wares used in ancestral rites and Buddhist worship, with this exhibition website from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Includes teaching resources and a family guide.
Celebrates baseball and the many fans, players, and characters who helped shape our American story. From the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Follow the stories of Chinese immigrants who arrived in America at the height of anti-Chinese restriction.
Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe exhibition places Mayólica, a method of glazing earthenware pottery in historic and cultural context. A full array of educational resources is provided.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest continually-operating public art museum in the United States, has experienced an extensive renovation funded in part by NEH. Major exhibitions and newly refurbished collections offer new interpretive content and deeper engagement with the artwork. An online collection of educational resources provide creative strategies for effectively addressing student learning objectives through the visual arts.
This multimedia website hosts the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli in the U.S. Discover the history behind 24 works of art through high-resolution images, videos, and podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. An NEH-funded project.
This NEH On the Road Traveling Exhibit explores the life arc of a single generation born in the 1910s and 1920s—with the stories of their lives, told in their words—from birth to old age. An oral history lesson plan and oral history interview questions supplement the exhibition.
This exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Maryland examines the long-running relationship between American Jews and the medical profession. The educators' section includes primary source activities for grades 9-12, aligned to Common Core standards, that deal with the intersection of identity and medicine.
This NEH-funded exhibition with lessons for educators offers historical visual representations of American culture that contributed to the national conflict over racial inequality during the time of the Civil Rights movement.
Site examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.