'Nature & National Identity' in New Bedford

Exhibit highlights importance of 19th century landscape painters, including New Bedford native Bierstadt, in the preservation of America's natural wonders and the creation of the National Park System.

By Christy Nadalin
Posted 8/25/16

While New Bedford's arguably most famous son Ishmael is neither a real person nor actually from the whaling city, fans of 19th century American landscape painters will point to native son Albert …

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