This image provided by The Smithsonian American Art Museum, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, shows an 1822 oil on canvas self-portrait by Charles Willson Peale, titled "The ... more 
This image provided by The Smithsonian American Art Museum, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, shows an 1822 oil on canvas self-portrait by Charles Willson Peale, titled "The Artist in His Museum," in which Peale shows himself pulling back a curtain to reveal the scientific and artistic wonders held at his museum to spark a visitor’s curiosity. The painting is a primary work on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibit, “Great Hall of American Wonders,” which explores 19th-century innovations through art in the landmark Washington building once known as the “temple of invention.” (AP Photo/The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Courtesy Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Courtesy Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 12:36 PM EDT