The Great American Hall of Wonders
by Curator Claire Perry
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The exhibition "The Great American Hall of Wonders" examines the nineteenth-century American belief that the people of the United States shared a special genius for innovation. It explores this belief through works of art, mechanical inventions, and scientific discoveries, and captures the excitement of citizens who defined their nation as a “Great Experiment” sustained by the inventive energies of Americans in every walk of life. Image: George Catlin, Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie (detail), 1832-33, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison Jr.
||Introduction||Episode 1||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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||The Gun||Episode 4||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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||The Railroad||Episode 6||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Big Tree||Episode 7||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
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