From a renegade colony to the early years of the United States. What did this transitional period look like?
Perry's painting of the Battle of Lake Erie celebrates the U.S. victory in the War of 1812, but it doesn't depict the aftermath's devastating effects on Native Americans.
The battle that turned the tide during the War of 1812
Cole, the great American landscape painter, looks across the vast history of Western architecture
Politics and fashion on the eve of the American Revolution
In addition to being an politician, Jefferson was an ardent supporter and practitioner of classical architecture.
Presidential portraits of George Washington were Stuart’s bread and butter when he returned to his native America.
Well known in his own day as a silversmith, Revere is shown in casual attire, with a teapot brimming with meaning.
Lack of an American sculptural tradition compelled Jefferson to look to France for this portrait of Washington.
Trumbull traveled up and down the Eastern Seaboard to paint the members of the Continental Congress from life.