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Landscape by 19th century Black abolitionist painter given to President Biden as inaugural gift

February 4, 2021

Alongside two U.S. flags and a pair of commemorative vases, newly swornin President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris received an artwork as a gift: Robert S. Duncanson’s Landscape with Rainbow, an 1859 painting on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C. Roy Blunt, a Republican senator from Missouri, called… [Read More]