Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the prints reveal how the American woodcut has evolved over the past century. While many of the prints retain their connections to traditional methods of woodblock printing, they all reveal a pliant medium capable of bold new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition includes prints by a number of major figures in the field, including Gustave Baumann, Paul Landacre, and Clare Leighton. Also included in the exhibition are several illustrated books featuring woodcuts or wood engravings from museum’s research library.
November 8, 2014–January 18, 2015