Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
April 26–October 27, 2013
Gallery 234 & 235
Mantegna to Man Ray is the inaugural exhibition in the two new main-floor galleries for Prints, Drawings and Photographs, which will feature rotating exhibitions from the Museum's some 14,000 works on paper. This exhibition will focus on six areas of uncommon strength and quality in the works on paper collections. Three of the exhibition's six sections revolve around a single, innovative artist – Pieter Bruegel, George Caleb Bingham, and Max Beckmann – while the others are defined by a place or a time.
Highlights include prints by Andrea Mantegna and Rembrandt van Rijn, and the steel etching plate for the print after George Caleb Bingham's County Election. A selection of 20th-century European prints, drawings, and photographs includes two large-scale pastels of dancers by Edgar Degas, and Man Ray's solarized photograph, Iris.
Curated by Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and Eric Lutz, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Mantegna to Man Ray: Six Explorations in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs will be on view from April 26 through October 27, 2013 in Galleries 234 & 235.