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In this Art of America documentary, Andrew Graham Dixon details the darker history behind the sublime art of the American pioneers.
British historian Andrew Graham Dixon sets out on a quest to explore the rich history of American art. Its canvases boast an array of ideals, adventure and heroism, but as Dixon travels to Massachusetts to marvel at the majestic art of the American pioneers, he discovers a more tragic tale detailing the destruction of the cultural heritage of Native Americans. Continuing to delve into the country’s artistic past, he looks at the impact of the twentieth century’s creative visionaries – the pioneering architects and pop artists who propelled the USA out of Europe’s cultural shadow.
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