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.
For more information, please visit sniteartmuseum.nd.edu.