Highlights: Print Selections from the Permanent Collection

January 27-March 5

This exhibition, a curatorial collaboration between David Freed and Barbara Tisserat– both former professors in the VCUarts Department of Painting and Printmaking– included 35 prints that traverse centuries, technologies and worlds. Rather than emphasizing a thematic connection, the guest curators chose to present works representative of significant aspects of the rich tradition of printmaking, including: noteworthy examples of the range of technical approaches; the role of the print as a vehicle for social and political commentary; its association with text in book and portfolio formats; and its appeal to artists as a means for a broader dissemination of images. The exhibition featured work by Albrecht Durer, James Gillray, William Hogarth, Gauguin, Richard Estes, Red Grooms, Toulouse-Lautrec, Sue Coe and David Hockney.

Image: Sir Francis Seymore Haden, Etching Hands, c. 1860; etching. Henry Hibbs Collection.