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November 6, 1992 – February 15, 1993
8th & F Streets, NW
Location: Galleries 121A & B, 1st Floor
Here are 75 paintings, letters, and publications that explore Peale's gift for using portraiture to express the social, philosophical, and political concerns of his time and how his work contributed to the nation's efforts to establish an American identity. A section of the exhibition has been hung to represent the interior of a 19th-century art gallery, such as one in Peale's Baltimore Museum.