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The landscapes of human geography are often rural scenes, such as mountains, forests, rivers; sky is often in the background, like Thomas Moran's Cliffs of the Upper Colorado River, Wyoming Territory (1882), or Samuel Colman's Storm King on the Hudson (1866). The "land" exists, but the "scape" comes with human perspective. View landscapes in different time periods and media. Two artists depict the Colorado mountains, but their works stand in sharp contrast. These images stimulate an in-depth conversation about a variety of American craft works from the Smithsonian collection, and the ideas they inspire in the viewer.


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