The Great Museums of Havana
"Curious About Cuba" shows a side of the island nation that we seldom hear about: her art, history, and culture.
The Smithsonian National Zoo
As part of a worldwide conservation effort, scientists at the National Zoo breed endangered species for the purpose of re-introducing them to nature.
100 Years of Museums in America
"Riches, Rivals, and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America" is filled with characters whose fervor fueled the revolution that changed America's museums.
The Museum of Modern Art
What do the superstars of modern art have in common with the Vincent Black Shadow motorcyle? They share the stage at New York's Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA.
The Delta Blues Museum
Located in Clarksdale, Mississippi, this museum tells the powerful story of the origins of the Delta Blues.
The DuSable Museum of African-American History
Founded in 1961, the DuSable is one of the first African-American museums in the country. The museum follows African-American history from its beginning on the shores of Africa to a celebration of African-American achievements including Bessie Coleman, the nations first black female aviator; World War II Tuskegee airmen; Major Robert Lawrence, the nations first black astronaut; and Harold Washington, Chicagos first black mayor. The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Weaving themes of art, history, and diversity, it also tells us Whats American about Americans? and What Shall I Tell My Children who are Black? Enjoy the DuSables treasures and think on the distorted images we have been given, ultimately learning why the children shall lead us.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. offers the single most important collection of art by women in the world. The museum provides an astonishing survey of women artists representing every major artistic period from 16th-century Dutch and Flemish still lifes to 20th-century abstract expressionism to postmodern art. This GREAT MUSEUMS special reflects on everything from how women artists have been overshadowed in art history to feminism and the French Revolution to the memorable feminine artistic expressions of the late 19th century. The good news is that due to shining stars like the National Museum of Women in the Arts women artists in the 20th century are anonymous no more! The program integrates themes of history and diversity with art the great common denominator.