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Describing America

January 2–May 15, 2002
East Building, Ground Floor, Study Center

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery of Art.


Original exhibition poster
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Overview: Eighteen books and two maps drawn from the rare book collection opened a window onto the way that North America was viewed first by European explorers and later by inhabitants of the United States.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Neal Turtell, executive librarian, was curator.