“Steam Diplomacy: Leutze’s Westward Ho!” / LECTURE POSTPONED

September 11 update: This lecture has been postponed. Check back later for information about its rescheduling.

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze’s Westward Ho! a lecture by U.S Capitol Historical Society Fellow, John Laurence Busch on September 12, 2018. The presentation is free and open to the public, although PRE-REGISTRATION is requested. The lecture begins at noon on September 12 and will be held in Ketchum Hall of the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Busch will examine Leutze’s work “Westward, the Course of Empire Takes it’s Way.” The final painting done by Leutze in the Capitol which appears above the southwestern steps to the House gallery. He will explore how this painting may be an example of “steam diplomacy.”