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Adresses the exhibit "The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920" and the controversy it has raised. Discusses the attack on the exhibition and the Smithsonian Institution by senators, the cancellation of the exhibition in Denver and St. Louis, and the revision of wall texts in the exhibit.


  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • United States Congress


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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The Washington Post (Newspaper)

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


June 2, 1991


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


  • United States
  • North America

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