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Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

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George Caleb Bingham (American, 1811–1879). Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (detail), 1845. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1933 (33.61)


Midtown

MoMA | 11 W. 53rd St.

Explore how Bingham's iconic river paintings and related drawings illuminated the nineteenth-century western frontier, revealing the importance of the nation's waterways and the people who worked on them. Speakers are Andrew J. Walker, Director, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Christopher Oliver, Assistant Curator of American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River.

Education programs are made possible by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Free with Museum admission