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American Art

The American art collection features masterworks of paintings and sculpture from Colonial portraiture through the modernist and abstract art of the first half of the 20th century. Highlights of this collection include fine Hudson River School landscapes, Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham's Election Series, and The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley (1850), a 348-foot-long, 25-panel painting by John J. Egan. These works offer insight into the ways Americans of earlier times saw themselves and understood their nation as well as the world beyond.