Hot Off the Press

Contemporary Prints from the Museum Collection

January 9 through
March 14, 1999

Carol Summers, American, born 1925
Pillars of Hercules, color woodcut,
30 x 30"
Museum Purchase, 1991.7.3

The process of printmaking-woodcut, intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, and monotype-are shown through seventeen examples of recently acquired or seldom seen prints from the Museum's collection. Among these are etchings by Rafael Ferrer, Willard Midgette, Nathan Oliveira, and Pat Steir, gravures by Eeva-Liise Isomaa and Gay Outlaw, and a screenprint by Robert Indiana.

Working with curator Suzanne Foley, students in the fall semester Museum Studies class organized the exhibition. Reviewing many works from the collection, they selected these to showcase both the artist's command of the printmaking process and the personal statements each makes through his or her skills and creative visions. The varied aspects of putting the exhibition together were shared by the fifteen members of the class, from matting and framing, label preparation, and publication production, to designing the exhibition's layout. The exhibition is supported in part by the University's Art$ Program.

Images and Text Copyright, 1997
The Rector and Visitors
of the University of Virginia

Bayly Art Museum
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