The history of America in art – The collection of American art at the newly renovated American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a chronoloigcal exploration of the nation's major historical events as well as a celebration of its art. Pictured is a portrait of George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale.
The history of America in art – Major historical events were immortalized in painting, such as in "Washington Crossing the Delaware" (pictured) by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.
The history of America in art – This bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln was recently acquired by the Museum and portrays the President deep in thought.
The history of America in art – The natural environment was of great importance to painters from the Hudson River School. Pictured is the work "View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm," by Thomas Cole.
The history of America in art – The great wilderness is celebrated in "Kauterskill Clove," pictured here, by Sanford Robinson Gifford.
The history of America in art – Later works in the collection include John Singer Sargent's masterwork, "Madame Pierre Gautreau."