December 21 through April 22, 2013

Beginning with Whistler’s interest in etching in the 1850s, artists have used printmaking processes to solve formal problems in their work, explore new subjects and styles, or expand their audience and market. This exhibition features selected works from an important collection of 468 American prints, produced mostly between 1925 and 1945, that was recently acquired for Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection. The exhibition includes iconic images by Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and features works in all of the major printmaking media: drypoint, etching, engraving, lithography, screenprint, woodcut, and wood engraving.