The West As America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920

March 15, 1991 – July 28, 1991

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

3rd Floor Floor Plan

Critically examine popular misconceptions created by these images of expansion in 164 paintings, sculptures, graphics, and photographs that link the opening of the western frontier. Major artists featured include Bierstadt, Catlin, Bingham, Remington, Leutze, Fuller, Moran, and their contemporaries.

A video presentation is shown in the first floor lobby.

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