Connecting to Nature Through Art and Poetry

You Are Here, Ada Limón’s signature project as the nation’s 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, champions the ways reading and writing poetry can situate us in the natural world.

Physical Prowess, Artistic Excellence—Going for the Gold!

At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, the perfect brushstroke was just as likely to win a medal as the quickest sprint. That year, Pierre de Coubertin—cofounder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)—introduced a series of Olympic events in the fields of painting, literature, music, architecture, and sculpture, with the requirement that all creations must be sports-themed.

Whaling and Sailing Stories—Navigating History and Literature

“Call me Ishmael” is the legendary first line of Moby-Dick, but the protagonist’s name is hardly the most famous in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel. He’s probably a distant third to both Captain Ahab and the eponymous whale itself, which was based on a real albino sperm whale named Mocha Dick.

Story of a Free-Born Black Family Personifying Ideals of the American Revolution

Students are invited to immerse themselves in the Museum of the American Revolution’s virtual tour of the special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia. The 360-degree panoramic gallery and guided audio tour explore the story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his descendants as they navigated cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia during the American Revolution to become leaders in the abolition and women’s suffrage movements.

Flag Day, An American Holiday—June 14, 2024

How does the American flag make “one out of many”? The Meaning of Flag Day explores the history and significance of the American flag with selections from American writers and statesmen, including Francis Scott Key, Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, and John McCain.

AI-Enhanced Experiences Unveiling the Secrets of History and Science

TimeLooper is taking immersive storytelling to the next level through the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI). TimeLooper’s AI-powered experiences open doors to endless possibilities, combining advanced technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), projection mapping, and holograms. Prepare to embark on a journey where history, science, and culture come alive.

Mosaic Mural Connecting People Through the Universal Language of Art

America Connects invites students to gather together with their classmates, friends, and family for a day filled with paintbrushes, smiles, and cherished moments. Together, they can create a masterpiece that celebrates diversity, connection, and the beauty of human expression.