Intermezzi: The Inventive Fantasies of Max Klinger
German artist Max Klinger (1857-1920) is celebrated for his imaginative print cycles that blend innovative compositions with often fantastical subjects. A recent acquisition by the Davis Museum, the playful plates of Klinger’s Intermezzi cycle on view this semester present the artist’s unique blend of romanticism and symbolism. A master of aquatint and etching, the cycle attests to the artist’s extraordinary facility with intaglio printing.
Curated by Claire Whitner, assistant director of curatorial affairs/senior curator of collections.
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition 2018.7
Sep 20–Dec 16A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire
This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of James Gillray prints, examining both the complexity of Gillray’s printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)
Sep 20–Dec 16
Sep 20–Dec 16Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown
In a portfolio of 22 screen prints based on gouache paintings from 1941, Jacob Lawrence portrays the complexity of abolitionist John Brown’s life, from his fierce Christian piety to his militant devotion to the abolition of slavery.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)
Sep 20–Dec 16