Rock-Paper . . . Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part I

Aug 24, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014 | Snite Museum of Art

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), Bartet and Mounet-Sully, in Antigone, 1893

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery
August 24 through November 23, 2014

Featuring works from the Snite Museum’s growing collection of prints, this exhibition introduces visitors to lithography, a printmaking medium invented in 1799. Part I of this two-part exhibition highlights works from the 1800s and charts lithography’s technical development and popular applications in illustrated newspapers and promotional material for theatrical performances through its elevation to a “fine” art. Political cartoons by Honoré Daumier, a playbill by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and J.A.M. Whistler’s experiments in aestheticism will be on view. Part II scheduled for fall 2015 will explore modern and contemporary developments in lithography.

On November 4 it was decided to extend the exhibition; it will be on view through Sunday, November 23, 2014.