This companion Web site to a new book of the same title from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) will serve many readers as well as the book itself. While the web site lacks the large-size, printed reproductions of artwork and introductory texts of the book, it never the less provides reasonable screen resolution images of all of the 225 works reproduced in the book. The web site is organized into 16 chapters, starting with "From Distant Shores", which contains artwork documenting the immigrant experience, and ending with “Toward the Millennium”, which is artwork created in the last 20 years of the Twentieth Century. In addition, the America's Art Web site links into SAAM's online permanent collection. This allows visitors to read caption information from the exhibition labels for each work of art, search on each artist's name to see if there is more of their work in SAAM's collection, use SAAM research databases, and even use the Museum's Ask-a service, Ask Joan of Art.
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