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The Best Impressions: Inside the Edward C. Crossett Collection of Prints

This exhibition centers on one of the formative collections of the Mead Art Museum: the gift of more than 2,000 prints to the museum by Edward C. Crossett (Class of 1905) in 1951. Spanning a wide chronology and a range of printmaking techniques, Crossett’s vast collection includes works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Francisco Goya, as well as Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and numerous others. The Best Impressions highlights the breadth of the collection and the ways in which it can be used to explore topics such as the history of art, the development of printmaking, and the rise of a modern art market.

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