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The Peale Family: Creation of an American Legacy, 1770-1870

November 3, 1996–January 7, 1997

Charles Willson Peale, his brother, sons, nieces and nephew were artists and naturalists whose works illustrate intellectual developments in 18th and 19th-century America. In addition to the artists' works, the exhibition explores themes including the family in America, the impact of changing social and political ideas on art, and the uses and functions of art. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the first venue for this national touring exhibition.


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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Lillian B. Miller
Darrel Sewell

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