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November 6, 1992 – February 15, 1993
Museum: Portrait Gallery
Location: First Floor, Galleries 121 A & B
75 paintings, letters, and publications 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.
Catalogue: $35.00 (paper)
See January 1993 Smithsonian Highlights