Romare Bearden, American (1914-1988), Jazz II Deluxe, 1980, Serigraph on paper, AP 6/12, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gibson, 1987.018

June 2-September 23, 2018, TITELMAN GALLERY

This summer, Titelman Gallery will present a selection from the museum’s collection of post-war American prints, with works by well-known artists such as Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. The exhibition will also include lesser-known gems by artists such as Warrington Colescott, Larry Dinkin, Elizabeth Murray, Judy Pfaff, and John Wilde, among others.

In 1940, the British printmaker Stanley William Hayter arrived in New York and opened an experimental, communal print workshop called Atelier 17, heralding a renaissance in the medium. Over the next decades artists began to consider printmaking not merely as a reproductive technique but also as an autonomous medium capable of great innovations. A variety of techniques such as cellocut, collograph, etching, intaglio, lithograph, serigraph, vitreograph, woodcut, and even steam iron prints will be on view in the exhibition. Styles from this time period include Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism.