Art Exhibition: "Rock-Paper... Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part I"

Location: Snite Museum of Art

Rock-Paper…: Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part I
August 24-November 16, 2014

Featuring works from the Snite Museum’s growing collection of prints, this exhibition introduces visitors to lithography, a printmaking medium invented in 1799. Part I of this two-part exhibition highlights works from the 1800s and charts lithography’s technical development and popular applications in illustrated newspapers and promotional material for theatrical performances through its elevation to a “fine” art.

Political cartoons by Honoré Daumier, a playbill by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and J.A.M. Whistler’s experiments in aestheticism will be on view.

Part II—scheduled for January 2015—will explore modern and contemporary developments in lithography.

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