Democracy and Progress in America: The Brumidi Corridor

The Brumidi Corridor, with its celebration of America's "dreamers and doers", exemplifies the journey through time of the American conception of progress and democracy. From the "classic paradigm of the American character...Benjamin Franklin" (Fjellman, 43), to the machine invention of the Wright brothers, and finally the representations of the space program, a new frontier of freedom and consumption, the artworks of the corridor are visual representations of democracy, progress, and technology in America.