America in Pictures

Can you describe America’s most iconic pictures in less than 1,000 words?

You can’t, really, and we’re not going to try. Instead, we’ll spend a little space telling you about “Picturing America,” a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

A joint project of the NEH and the American Library Association, “Picturing America” features great works from painters like Mary Cassatt and Thomas Hart Benton, photographers Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, and architects like Frank Lloyd Wright. Grants are available for free to schools and public libraries; after your teacher, school, or district applies, you will receive a set of 20 posters of these images on the front and back as well as a resource guide for teachers. 

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