Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions
This exhibition debuts exciting recent acquisitions to the museum’s collection by contemporary women printmakers. From printmaking’s beginnings more than 500 years ago, techniques such as lithography and etching were often considered too physically demanding for women to pursue professionally. The medium became increasingly accessible to female artists over the past half century as Atelier 17 in New York and the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in New Mexico, among other printshops, trained a generation of women. Women in Print features approximately 30 works by artists ranging from those avidly experimenting with printmaking processes, like Polly Apfelbaum and Julie Mehretu, to others who are exploring the practice for the first time, like Amy Sherald. Working with an array of techniques over the last several decades, these artists have used printmaking as a vehicle for investigating topics as expansive as personal identity, social issues, and even the creative process itself.
Relevant research areas: North America[ssba]