To Indigenous North Americans, tattoos aren’t just decorative, they’re also sacred, rich in artistry and meaning, and of huge social, cultural and religious significance.
Art That Changed America
How has art – from photography to graffiti – changed the way America and American’s view themselves and the world?
The first dedicated National Park anywhere in the world, Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors every year. It was saved for posterity by the work of two pioneering artists.
September 11, 2001 is a day etched into the memories of millions. Art around the world is being used to explore and understand.
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.
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.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, is rightly recognised as one of the most touching and solemn war memorials in the world.
The Harlem Renaissance was an explosion of African-American culture and creativity that began in 1920s New York.
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.
As far back as the 1860s, LGBTQ+ people created safe spaces where they could celebrate their identities freely. Odd Fellow Balls became the birthplace of drag ball culture.
In 1960’s Chicanos, turned to the arts to express their frustration and reassert their cultural identity.