This exhibition presents a survey of American printmaking from its beginnings in the early eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on approximately 140 prints of various types from the National Gallery of Art’s holdings, it covers a wide range of movements, from the colonial period and the Revolution to the emergence of Pop art and prints of the twenty-first century. The exhibition includes work by James John Audubon, James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, and Glenn Ligon, among many other artists.
This exhibition is also on view at the National Gallery, Prague (October 4, 2016–January 5, 2017) and Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City (February 7–April 30, 2017).
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