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A Divided Landscape

  • Dates: June 2, 2022 - September 25, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 507 SE E Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712

From the founding of the United States to the present day, artists have employed mythic imagery—towering mountains, placid rivers, and sunlit plains—to illustrate the vast expanses and striking scenery of the American West. In the nineteenth century, painters and sculptors presented the frontier region as a new Eden: a blank canvas devoid of inhabitants and unspoiled by encroaching industrialization. But these romantic, mythologized, canonized visions have proven deeply problematic in their erasure of Native peoples and the realities of settler colonialism. European American artists painted a version of the world they wanted others to see. What has been left out–the footprints, fences, military trenches, deeds, handshakes, broken treaties, and blood–tells a darker, more accurate story.

 
A Divided Landscape
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  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday