Navigating the West

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Navigating the West

Published July 14, 2015

One of the foremost American genre painters of the nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This exhibition will bring together for the first time sixteen of Bingham's iconic river paintings, with such highlights as The Jolly Flatboatmen, exploring them as an extraordinary artistic series that chronicles the process of civilizing the nation by transforming the western wilderness.
The exhibit is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 from June 17 - September 20, 2015.