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Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Arguing the Point; Settling the Presidency
Arguing the Point...
Born in Liverpool, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905) served as an assistant to George Catlin when Catlin brought his famous American Indian gallery to England and Paris. Thus inspired, Tait immigrated to the United States where, despite never traveling farther west than Chicago, he became famous as a genre painter of frontier life. In Arguing the Point he celebrates the American democracy at work on the forefront of civilization. A hunter/trapper and a farmer debate the political issues raised in a probably already outdated newspaper from back east as the farmers daughter listens on, perhaps hoping to have her own chance to vote one day.