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"Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"

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Uploaded on Feb 5, 2008

Richard Murray, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, shows how to "read" a history painting as he takes a look at an epic work by German painter Emanuel Leutze.

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