Dramatic landscape and the epic challenges of frontier life are at the heart of this wide-reaching survey of American art. Painters’ impressions of the indigenous people are captured, including Henry Inman’s striking portrait No-Tin (Wind), a Chippewa Chief from 1832-33.

The ambition of the pioneers is portrayed in work that takes the viewer from the Grand Canyon to Brooklyn Bridge, from portrait to abstraction. Work on loan from some of the best-known museums in the United States includes paintings by the likes of Rothko, Hopper, Pollock and O’Keeffe.