In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, we invite staff members, artists, and special guests to share personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Jean Savitsky, MoMA’s director of Real Estate and Sustainability, examines how Charles Sheeler’s painting American Landscape captures a particular moment in American history, and highlights the relationship between progress and the environment.

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