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An Inqusitive Eye, Seeing Into Prints

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Blue Hand, ca. 1972 Etching © Courtesy of the artist and University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
An Inqusitive Eye, Seeing Into Prints

September 10th, 2011 - July 1st, 2012
Opening: September 9th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://unmartmuseum.unm.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Albuquerque
EMAIL:  
artmuse@unm.edu
PHONE:  
505.277.4001
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-4; Sat 10-8
TAGS:  
etchings, lithographs, Screenprints

DESCRIPTION

An Inquisitive Eye provides visitors an occasion to view significant prints and printed books from the museum’s permanent collection which numbers over ten thousand, and spans the history of printmaking from 1493 to the present. Prints possess a multi-valent nature—both the subject and technique embodied in an image must be considered on equal footing, one not privileged over the other. The idea expressed on paper depends upon the printer’s abilities and particular materials to realize successfully the artist’s vision. Woodcuts from the Weltchronik (World Chronicle), Albrecht Dürer and Wassily Kandinsky, etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Man Ray and William Kentridge, lithographs by Honoré Daumier, George Grosz, and Robert Motherwell and screenprints by Andy Warhol, Agnes Martin and Matthew Barney illustrate the extent of the exhibition and the breadth of the museum’s collection which continues to serve as an important research and teaching resource for the university and the community at-large.