Giovanni Battista Piranesi 
Italian, 1720–1778 
Title Plate from The Carceri, 1761 
Etching on paper 
22 1/4 x 16 3/16 inches 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis

Pressed for Time: History of Printmaking

September 17, 2016 - December 30, 2016

Hodge Gallery Henry Gallery

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Pressed for Time: The History of Printmaking. This exhibition is a survey of relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil—the four major processes of printmaking in the Western world from the 15th century to the 21st. These prints highlight what artists have made possible within the remarkable diversity and ingenuity of this medium. Included in the exhibition are works by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Mary Cassatt, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, and Shepard Fairey.

This exhibition is drawn primarily from the collection of the Flint Institute of Arts with additional loans from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and private collectors. The FIA has been collecting prints since 1930 and continues to actively pursue both historical and contemporary works of art. Of the 8,000 objects in the permanent collection, more than 3,000 are prints. 

If you are interested in starting your own print collection, you will not want to miss the 2016 Flint Print Fair. 

The exhibition has been organized by the Flint Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

From the Exhibition

  • Francisco Goya, Spanish, 1746–1828, Modo de Volar (A Way to Fly), no. 13 from Los Disparates (The Follies), ca. 1812–20, Etching and aquatint, 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Director’s Fund Purchase, 1968/9.28.13

  • Roy Lichtenstein, American, 1923–1997, Sweet Dreams, Baby!, 1966, Silkscreen on paper, 37 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. Museum purchase, 1966.6

  • Jenny Morgan, American, b. 1982, True Blue, 2015, Silkscreen on paper, 27 x 24 inches. Gift of the artist and Driscoll Babcock, New York, 2015.58

  • Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528, Christ Before Caiaphas, 1512, engraving on paper, 4 5/8 x 2 15/16 inches. Museum purchase with funds from the Jill Ford Murray Irrevocable Trust in memory of her parents, Carlotta Espy Ford and George Ross Ford, Jr., and her grandparents, Grace Miller Ford and George Ross Ford, 2013.62

  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864–1901, Partie de campagne (Country Outing), 1897, lithograph on paper
    14 5/16 x 19 1/16 inches. Gift of the Whiting Foundation through Mr. Donald E. Johnson, 1979.202