Mythology of the West in American Art, 1830-1940

The Exhibition Schedule

  • Rouen / France
    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

    Sep 28, 2007 - Jan 10, 2008
  • Rennes / France
    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes

    Feb 13, 2008 - May 18, 2008
  • Marseille / France
    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseille

    Jun 10, 2008 - Aug 3, 2008

The grandiose and violent story of the discovery and conquest of the West, its fierce resistance and its dreamlike landscapes, already a legend before it was over, is a pillar of American civilization. Extraordinary art works about the West appeared from the beginning of the 19th century, most unknown to this day in Europe. Even in the United States, this work is marginalized by art historians and is not present in the classic fine arts museums.