Art of the Gold Rush

October 30, 1998 – March 7, 1999

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Gallery 1-A Floor Plan

Some 65 paintings, watercolors, and drawings of images of the California Gold Rush of 1848 focus on this period in American history. Parallels and contrasts between portraiture, landscape, and narrative paintings created in California and artwork produced in the East reveal the development of California as a regional art center.

Organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.