America: 500 Years

Two contrasting blue and orange shapes suggest land masses occupied by intertwining forms - one depicting indigenous peoples the other European explorers. A bright sliver of blue separates the suggested land masses.

America 500 Years, Discovery, 1989-91, 156 x 47 in, Oil on Canvas

Commemorating 500 years of American history, from 1492 to 1992, Nabil Kanso’s series of 9 murals cover major historical themes from Native American removal to the enslavement of people from Africa and the North Atlantic to the Civil War, and up to the turn of the 21th Century.