Print Exhibitions around DC

No, this isn't a Munch or a Close, but it is a print by WPG member Lee Newman, who also has work at the National Gallery of Art

WPG wants to draw attention to two print exhibitions happening now at DC museums:

First, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, is Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.  Chuck Close is known for his large-scale portraits, usually close-ups of just people’s heads and faces.  Many of his portraits are prints, or include elements of printmaking.  This exhibition features over 100 finished prints, proofs, and objects which aim to draw attention to Close’s role in the continuing innovation of printmaking.  You have until September 12 to see this exhibition!

Second, Edvard Munch: Master Prints at the National Gallery of Art.  Munch is well known for his painting, “The Scream,” which also exists in print form.  Munch experimented with etching, drypoint, woodcut, and lithograph.  He often used different colors or different media to create the same image, all starkly different in tone and possible interpretation.  This exhibition shows many of these images together for viewers to compare for themselves.  Be sure to visit this free exhibition before it closes on October 31.


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