When Grandma Moses Was Conscripted For The Cold War

“Between June and December of 1950, a government-backed exhibition of Moses’s picturesque American scenes toured six European cities. … One Foreign Service officer who was involved with the Moses show declared that the exhibition had been as valuable as ‘pure gold’ in promoting ‘the core of our national character which we are endeavoring to articulate in opposition to the efforts of the communists.'” – Smithsonian Magazine

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