Exhibitions: National Print Exhibition, 19th Biennial

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Still Life with Cake

With a few objects arranged on a ledge before an indistinct background, Raphaelle Peale’s paintings suggest a restraint that perhaps r...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Armchair

    Thomas Brooks (1811–1887) ran a successful furniture-making business at the corner of Fulton and Sand Streets, near the entrance to th...

     

    National Print Exhibition, 19th Biennial

    Press Releases ?
    • November 21, 1974: The 19th National Print Exhibition, a survey of new work by beginning and established professional artists, will be on view in the Robert E. Blum Gallery of The Brooklyn Museum from Thursday, November 21, through January 5, 1975. Selected on a nation-wide tour by Jo Miller, Curator of Prints and Drawings, the show constitutes a representative cross-section of current trends in American printmaking. Among prints by known artists are Joan Mitchell’s first etchings, Agnes Martin’s first screenprints, and works by Dan Flavin, Don Judd, Gene Davis, Lucas Samaras, Alex Katz and Arakawa. Admission to the exhibition is free.

      Brooklyn's National Print Exhibition was presented annually beginning in 1947, and has been a biennial event since 1958. "These exhibitions," Ms. Miller says in her introduction to the current exhibition catalogue(1), "have traditionally given us the opportunity to compare the new with the established and have helped launch young professionals in the art world. As in the past, the newcomers hold their walls well with convincing and forceful prints."

      As demonstrated in the present exhibition, lithography is still used by more artists than any other process, due in part to the new phenomenon of the print publisher who has easy access to numerous lithography workshops. But etching has gained a new popularity among minimal and figurative artists alike. Hand-colored lithographs and etchings are having a vogue unequaled since the late 18th century.

      “In this exhibition, Ms. Miller says, “the artist is concerned with people and their ideas, and places, real and invented, that create nostalgia. People seem to come first. The only public figure to be found here is Abraham Lincoln in an outrageous piece of Americana by Warrington Colescott. The unusual people looking out at us from the gallery walls pique our curiosity. Is the green and toothy Rosarita by Chicago’s enfant terrible, Ed Paschke, inviting us to her world of night creatures? Bill Brauer s tightly veiled, cadaverous woman chills us, Gloria Alford’s three-dimensional swimmer pounding through a Hokusai wave causes us to smile, and the thoughtful, dignified nude by William Bailey reminds us that fine drawing is not a thing of the past...

      “Landscapes and places in the exhibition strike a warm note, too, in the instant nostalgia of Richard Bernstein’s Max’s Kansas City, John Murray’s great red dog stalking small city streets, and Michael Kirk’ s New Yorkers walking to and fro. The surreal and the satrical are present again, as they have been through out the history of printmaking.”

      The 19th National Print Exhibition is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Following its showing at The Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition will travel to the Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, California.

      To reach The Brooklyn Museum, located on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue, take the 7th Avenue IRT express to EASTERN PARKWAY-BROOKLYN MUSEUM. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

      Museum hours are Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11a.m. to 5p.m.; holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission to the Museum is free.

      (1) The 19th National Print Exhibition. Introduction by Jo Miller. 108 pp; 94 b&w illustrations; color cover by Arakawa. Published by The Brooklyn Museum, New York. Available in the Museum's Book Shop.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1974, 047-48. View Original 1 . View Original 2

    advanced 106,538 records currently online.

    Separate each tag with a space: painting portrait.

    Or join words together in one tag by using double quotes: "Brooklyn Museum."


    Recently Tagged Exhibitions

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/www/default/views/opencollection/_tags_list.php on line 15

    Recent Comments

    "Hi Aimee, I think you mean Oreet Ashery? More information can be found in her profile on the Feminist Art Base: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_art_base/gallery/oreet_ashery.php?i=266"
    By shelley

    "Hi, I am trying to find the name of the artist who took and is in the photograph that follows- http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/exhibitions/664/Global_Feminisms_Remix/image/216/Global_Feminisms_Remix._%7C08032007_-_03032008%7C._Installation_view. I believe the artist takes pictures of herself dressed as a man but then exposes her femaleness, as in the photo of her dressed as an Ascetic Jew exposing her breast. Can you help me find her information? Thanks in advance- Aimee Record"
    By Aimee Record

    "For more information on Louis Schanker and the New York Art Scene of the mid 1900's go to http://www.LouisSchanker.info "
    By Lou Siegel

    Join the posse or log in to work with our collections. Your tags, comments and favorites will display with your attribution.


    Prints, Drawings and Photographs

    Over the years, the collections of the Brooklyn Museum have been organized and reorganized in different ways. Collections of the former Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs include works on paper that may fall into other categories: American Art, European Art, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, and Photography.
    The Brooklyn Museum Archives maintains a collection of historical press releases. Many of these have been scanned and made available on our Web site. The releases range from brief announcements to extensive articles; images of the original releases have been included for your reference. Please note that all the original typographical elements, including occasional errors, have been retained. Releases may also contain errors as a result of the scanning process. We welcome your feedback about corrections.
    For select exhibitions, we have made available some or all of the informative text panels written by the curator or organizer. Called "didactics," these panels are presented to the public during the exhibition's run, and we reproduce them here for your reference and archival interest. Please note that any illustrations on the original didactics have not been retained, and that the text may contain errors as a result of the scanning process. We welcome your feedback about corrections.
    For select exhibitions, we have made available some or all of the objects from the Brooklyn Museum collection that were in the installation. These objects are listed here for your reference and archival interest, but the list may be incomplete and does not contain objects owned by other institutions or lenders.
    This section utilizes the New York Times API in order to display related materials in New York Times publications.