Domesticated Animals & American Identity: A Selection of Artworks by George Caleb Bingham & Thomas Hart Benton

Jan 25 – Dec 23, 2022
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Guitar Family Gallery of Bingham and Benton Works on Paper
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Guitar Family Gallery of Bingham and Benton Works on Paper
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Many of the animals we associate with America are not American at all. Horses, cows, and most other domesticated livestock were introduced into North America by European colonists. Their presence in this selection of artworks by George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton subtly represents European colonization and the complex cultural and environmental issues associated with “civilizing” the native “wilderness.”

The first installment of this exhibition is on display through spring 2022. New images will go on display in summer 2022.

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