American Etchers Abroad: 1880-1939

Showcase of Etchings from the Spencer's Extensive Print Collection

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  • Ongoing: until Sunday, June 6, 2004
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

Features over 65 etchings by 30 American artists drawn from the Spencer Museum of Art's extensive print collection for a critical examination of the etching revival in America. The works shown span almost 50 years of artistic production and showcase the works of such notable etchers as Mary Cassatt, Joseph Pennell, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Equal attention is given to lesser-known masters like R. Swain Gifford, Otto Bacher, and Herman Webster. Issues explored include the motivations of the artists for working abroad in this era, as well as how these works fit into existing definitions of American art. On display in the North Balcony Gallery from April 3, 2004.

This event was posted Jan. 21, 2004 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014

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