Faces of a New Nation

George Washington by Gilbert Stuart from Met

During its New American Wing construction period, Met has generously loaned its vast collections of American paintings to different institutes such as Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, New Britain Museum of American Art, etc. “Faces of a New Nation — American portraits of the 18th and early 19th centuries from the Metropolitan Museum of Art” will be exhibited at Winterthur Museum start July 25.

Based on the museum’s website, Winterthur is the only venue for this select group of portraits from The Met, which represents many of the young country’s great artists, including John Smibert, John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, and Samuel F. B. Morse.

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