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NC Wyeth's America in the Making

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NC Wyeth’s America in the Making

by Lea Rosson DeLong

with contributions by Nancy Girard and Lynette L. Pohlman

Paperback, 2011

95 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches


N.C. Wyeth was an active participant in the golden years of American illustration.  His series America in the Making depicts twelve dramatic scenes taken from American history – events that many in 1940 believed to be the most pivotal in shaping the United States.  History is constantly being reinterpreted, and University Museums is inviting viewers to explore these N.C. Wyeth paintings using visual literacy techniques to describe, interpret, and evaluate them in light of current events and contemporary reevaluations of history.  How has the perception of significant moments in our nation’s history changed?

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