Virtual Exhibits

*May Spotlight* Tulsa Race Riot Exhibit

Tulsa Race Massacre

The 1921 Attack on Greenwood was one of the most significant events in Tulsa’s history. Following World War I, Tulsa was recognized nationally for its affluent African American community known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.” In June 1921, a series of events nearly destroyed the entire Greenwood area.

America's Presidents - National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery began to acquire the likenesses of American presidents shortly after the museum was established by Congress in 1962, and a number of portraits, including paintings of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and John F. Kennedy, were already in the collection when the museum opened to the public in 1968.

The Portrait Gallery, whose signature installation is America’s Presidents, is the only public collection to feature portraits of all of the U.S. presidents.

Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

Boarding School

Away From Home examines an important and often unknown period of American history. Beginning in the 1870s the U.S. government aimed to assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing them in government-operated boarding schools. Children were taken from families and transported to far-away schools where all signs of “Indian-ness” were stripped away. Students were trained for servitude and many went for years without familial contact—events that still have an impact on Native communities today. Sponsored by the Heard Museum.

Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

Specializing in Greek art from prehistoric to times, this Athens museum is a delight to browse. An interactive map allows viewers to navigate from room to room, and also take advantage of some exhibits that have an audio component. If you're just going to take a look around, that is easily achieved. If you'd like to delve a little deeper into the collection, the audio makes that easy and informative.

Black Women's Suffrage

Black Women's Suffrage

The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960.

Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase

The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, a monumental event in U.S. history. Fair organizers set out to celebrate that event and create their own monumental event. It seemed appropriate to set the Fair in St. Louis Missouri, at that time the fourth largest city in the country and part of the land covered by the Treaty.

Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States

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Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States is the first major exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position through the mode of portraiture. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the White House and the National First Ladies’ Library, spans nearly 250 years, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump, and features more than 60 portraits of the First Ladies or those who undertook the role of White House hostess, alongside related ephemera, including iconic dresses

Fantastic Beasts of the Middle Ages

Fantastic Beasts Middle Ages

Many of the imaginary beasts that populate the modern imagination—like unicorns, dragons, and griffins—appear in medieval manuscript illumination.

How Do Native Peoples and Nations Experience Belonging?

American Indian

This digital exhibit from the National Museum of the American Indian explores one of the essential understandings about Native Americans: that ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship have always been part of American Indian societies. 

Ireland's 1916 Easter Uprising Virtual Museum Tour

1916 Uprising

The exhibition explores the background to the 1916 Rising. It introduces the visitor to the nuances of contemporary political events; the rise of the Catholic élite; the push for Home Rule along with the counter-moves of unionism; the increasing ‘Irish-Ireland’ aspects of the arts and cultural movements of the period and the growth of republican nationalism.

Is a Treaty Intended to be Forever?

Treaty Pendant

This digital exhibit provides perspectives from Native American community members, images, documents, and other sources to help understand the difficult choices and consequences Northern Plains Native Nations faced when entering into treaty negotiations with the United States.

Jefferson’s Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

The Jefferson Bible

Thomas Jefferson assembled a private text in 1820, using excerpts from the Four Gospels of the New Testament in Greek, Latin, French and English. His aim was to tell a chronological version of Jesus’ life, distilling his moral teachings, excluding those aspects which appeared to him “contrary to reason.”

Jordan Casteel: Within Reach

Casteel Exhibit

An exhibit of paintings by New York City artist Jordan Casteel is currently on display at the New Museum in Manhattan. A comprehensive video tour on the museum’s site explores the exhibit and includes audio of Casteel discussing her work as well as information from the exhibit’s curator. Casteel’s large paintings are primarily portraits that depict people of color and capture daily life through the lens of the Black community.

Journey through an Exploded Star

Supernova

The elements that make up nearly all that you are and can see first came from the explosion of a massive star. Step inside one such explosion and explore the forces that connect each of us to the stars.

Radio Garden

Radio Garden

Want to listen to radio stations throughout the world in one handy place? Radio Garden allows you to instantly listen to over 10,000 radio stations around the world by simply clicking on the green dot on the globe. You can also search by station, format, city and country too. 

The Art of Three Faiths: Torah, Bible, Qur'an

Illuminated Manuscript

Copies of the Torah, Christian Bible, and Qur’an are among the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, illustrated here by three remarkable examples from the Getty Museum's collections.

The British Museum of the World

Museum of the World

Welcome to the Museum of the World - an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Encyclopedia

MLK

The Encyclopedia, based on the extensive historical researchhas over 280 articles on civil rights movement figures, events, and organizations. It also offers a detailed day-to-day chronology of King's life.

The Museum of American War Letters

War Letters

Showcasing extraordinary correspondences from the American Revolution to the present day.

 

Dedicated to U.S. service members, veterans, and their families.

 

Inaugural wing, "The Vietnam War," opened March 29th, 2021.

(In honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day - every March 29th)

The Pawnee Treaties of 1833 and 1857

Pawnee Scene

This digital exhibit provides Native perspectives, images, documents, and other sources to help understand the difficult choices and consequences the Pawnee Nation faced when entering into treaty negotiations with the United States.

WPA Poster Collection

WPA Posters

More than nine hundred original Work Projects Administration (WPA) posters are in the custody of the Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division, constituting the largest WPA holding in the United States. These original silkscreen, lithograph, and woodcut posters were produced between 1936 and 1943. More information.