Extended: On view through October 19, 2008
Historic Landmark Building, Gallery 11
The Treaty of Paris formally ended the American Revolution and established sovereignty for the thirteen former American colonies. This exhibition marks the 225th anniversary of that landmark in our history with a display of paintings, watercolors, prints, documents, and weapons that demonstrate how visual art and language played a role in winning the Revolution and establishing a national aesthetic in the early Republic.
Works of art include Paul Revere’s incendiary hand-colored engraving of the Boston Massacre, entitled The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street (1770), an event which became a catalyst for the Revolution and claimed the moral high ground for the colonials.
Art and Politics First Message of Change
Dr. David Brigham, Edna S. Tuttleman Museum Director
PAFA and the American Revolution Center
Support provided by Timothy P. Speiss and Van Wagner Communications