"The Genius of America"

genius of america by Adolphe Yvon NYSEDThe state Education Department is putting its huge mural "The Genius of America" on regular (if limited) display to the public (backstory). It's an impressive work -- it's also one that's best taken with its historical context in mind. Toward that end, NYSED has built a mini-site for the mural, and posted an interactive version of the work. Also: there's a large format, zoomable version. [TU]

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