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Compass for Surveyors

Compass for Surveyors

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Subject ArtsVisual Arts
Grade Level Grades 9-12
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This reinstallation of works from LACMA's American art collection emphasizes 19th century American landscape painting, and a selection of photographs from the same period. The East Coast works, hung salon-style, dramatically outnumber the museum's canvases portraying the West. Conversely, representations of the West abound in the museum's holdings of early photography. The installation is designed to emphasize this contrast.

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