Looking at the Collection: Works on Paper

Looking at the Collection: Works on Paper

Adtran, Jurenko, Thurber & Guild Galleries

November 21, 2021 – February 13, 2022

John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), Californian Hare, from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, 1847, hand-colored lithograph, 21 x 27 in. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Told, Jr., Dorset, VT

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1865), Two Actors Wearing Green Robes, 1855, woodcut print, 13.75 x 9.5 in. Gift of Jerome S. Spiller

One of the Museum’s best kept secrets is its collection of works on paper, which includes well over 1,000 prints and drawings dating from the 18th through the 21st centuries. This diverse holding includes a large number of 19th century Japanese wood-block prints; important early 20th century American and European prints; and modern and contemporary paintings and drawings in graphite, watercolor, ink, and mixed media by critically renowned artists across the region and nation.

The Museum’s holdings continue to expand in this category through generous gifts and significant purchases, notably in the areas of contemporary prints and drawings.

Looking at the Collection: Works on Paper affords the Museum the opportunity to showcase an eclectic selection of works acquired over the Museum’s history in four expansive galleries of the Davidson Wing. Familiar works will be displayed along with pieces that have not been on public view in many decades, providing an occasion to encounter old friends as well as make new acquaintances. Organized by HMA.

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