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Past Exhibitions

Drawings from the Joseph McCrindle Collection

Mar 16–May 26, 2013

This exhibition reflects the breadth of a bequest from Joseph McCrindle of more than 150 English, Italian, and French drawings from the sixteenth through the […]

1934: A New Deal for Artists

Feb 16–Apr 28, 2013

Exhibition Overview During the Great Depression, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised a “new deal for the American people,” initiating government programs to foster economic recovery. […]

German and Austrian Prints: 1890–1925

Dec 15, 2012–Mar 3, 2013

At the beginning of the 20th century, German and Austrian artists sought novel ways of looking at the world that departed radically from classical ideals. […]

The Golden Age of British Watercolors, 1790–1910

Sep 22–Dec 2, 2012

Exhibition Overview Watercolor as a medium reached its pinnacle in Victorian Britain. This exhibition demonstrates the distinctive characteristics of watercolor—delicacy, luminosity, visual opulence, and technical […]

Summer Breeze: The Fan in Japanese Prints

Jul 7–Sep 9, 2012

In nineteenth-century Japan the fan not only provided relief from the oppressive heat, it became a fashionable representation of summer. In theaters, fans were associated […]

The Development of the Print Edition

Jun 23–Oct 28, 2012

Strange abbreviations and fractions sometimes appear at the bottoms of prints: 34/50, A.P., BAT, AI. These inscriptions refer to the edition of the print—its number, […]