Dr. Mindy Besaw, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art


About Dr. Mindy Besaw, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Dr. Mindy Besaw is Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.













Detail, Richard Caton Woodville, War News from Mexico, 1848, oil on canvas, 68.6 × 63.5 cm (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)
Painted for a divided US, people from North and South could identify with this image—others remain marginalized.

Before the Civil War