The 18th century saw scientific ideals pervading all aspects of society, including both arts and government. The American colonies transformed into a new nation with the help of empiricism and rationality, and with scientifically-minded leaders exemplified by Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Joseph Warren. Join guest lecturer Jennifer Stoner in a look at how artists such as John Singleton Copley portrayed the connection among art, science, and government by capturing these scientific values in the art of the Enlightenment.