Retrieving the Past (02:21)
Shimon Attie projects Jewish street life on buildings in Berlin. His work attempts to communicate the refugee experience.
Imagining History (02:03)
Mary Nooter Roberts describes the lukasa memory board. See how the history-recording device works.
Reflection of History (02:04)
Lowery Stokes Sims examines the technique of narrative in art through Jacob Lawrence's work; stories maintain the past.
Collective Memories (01:31)
Ferdowsi wrote "Shahnameh" around the year 1000; illustrations of the poem began 300 years later. Oleg Grabar discusses the representation of mythical and reality-based Islamic history.
Personal Histories (02:04)
Barbara Thompson describes the transformation of Native American art after Westerners introduced paper. Native prisoners used art for income.
Picturing History (06:42)
Mexican peoples maintained history through visual images. David Bernstein examines the strip narrative technique of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Picturing History: Historical Monuments (01:50)
Jonathan Brown describes the political context of the "The Surrender of Breda." Experts discuss the transformative nature of historical monuments.
Appropriating History (02:53)
Thomas Crow defines neoclassicism of the 18th century. He examines the historical story-telling of Jacques-Louis David's work.
Exploring Memory (02:48)
In 1966, a coal-mining avalanche buried an elementary school in Aberfan. Attie describes "Attraction of Onlookers."
Credits: History and Memory—Art Through Time: A Global View (00:29)
Credits: History and Memory—Art Through Time: A Global View
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