Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$200,000
Washington, DC
2019

To support Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture, which positions Prussian naturalist’s Alexander von Humboldt’s ties to the United States as a crucial factor in the construction of American cultural identity and visual arts. The exhibition examines Humboldt’s century-long influence on five spheres of American cultural development: visual arts, sciences, literature, politics, and exploration. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.