Envisioning Manifest Destiny, Leutze’s Westward the Course of Empire



Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (mural study for the United States Capitol building), 1861, oil on canvas, 84.5 x 110.1 cm (Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Sara Carr Upton, 1931.6.1), A Seeing America video

Speakers: Carol Wilson, Lunder Education Chair, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Steven Zucker

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