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Summit of the Sierras

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Description: Window on the West: Chicago and the Art of the New Frontier 1890–1940
At the turn of the twentieth century, the two destinies faced by the Indian—extinction versus assimilation—occupied Chicago collectors interested in the West. This Janus-like characterization in fact reflected a broader crisis in American intellectual life: the uneasy balance of modernism and antimodernism, progress and nostalgia....
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.47-75

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