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Summary

Article discusses the exhibit at the National Museum of American Art entitled, "The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820- 1920." Criticizes the analysis of works of art and the negative interpretation of history in the exhibit.

Author

Forgey, Benjamin

Subject

  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Washington Post (Newspaper)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 18, 1991

Topic

  • Art
  • History
  • Controversies
  • Exhibitions
  • Ethnology
  • Art, American
  • Art objects
  • Art--History

Place

  • United States
  • North America

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