The Treaty of Paris formally ended the American Revolution and established sovereignty for the thirteen former American colonies. This exhibition marked 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.
The exhibition included 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.
Curator: Dr. David Brigham, Edna S. Tuttleman Museum Director
Organizers: PAFA and the American Revolution Center
Dates: Extended: On view through October 19, 2008
Location: Historic Landmark Building, Gallery 11
Support provided by Timothy P. Speiss and Van Wagner Communications