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John J.  Egan; Marietta Ancient Fortification; A Grand View of Their Walls, Bastions, Ramparts, Fossa, With the Relics Therein Found, scene one from the Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley, c.1850; distemper on cotton muslin; Saint Louis Art Museum, Eliza McMillan Trust 34:1953

Restoring an American Treasure: The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley

Saint Louis Art Museum / June 8 - September 3, 2012 / St. Louis, Missouri


As the last surviving Mississippi panorama, this work offers unique insight into popular culture of the nineteenth century. Working in the Main Exhibition Galleries, a team of conservators will provide visitors the unique opportunity to view the restoration of this 348 foot, 25-scene-long visual narrative. With conservation led by Paul Haner, paintings conservator, and curatorial oversight by Janeen Turk, senior curatorial assistant, Restoring an American Treasure will be on view in the Main Exhibition Galleries free of charge from June 8 through September 3, 2012. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm; Friday, 10:00am-9:00pm; closed Mondays.

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