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John Vanderlyn's The Landing of Columbus, 1847Full-color painting of Christopher Columbus's first landing in the Americas in 1492.


"Artist Titus Kaphar ( is an American contemporary painter and MacArthur fellow from Kalamazoo, Michigan, whose work reconfigures and regenerates art history to include the African-American subject) says that his 2014 Columbus Day Painting was inspired by his young son’s conflicted and confusing study of the putative discoverer of America." 

-Dr. Robert B. Feldman


Images of Murals by Diego Rivera in the Palacio Nacional de Mexico

Diego Rivera's The Arrival of Cortes