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    American Prints: The Civil War to World War I

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    • January 30, 1968: “American Prints - The Civil War to World War I” is the subject of an exhibition which will be on view at The Brooklyn Museum from January 30 through February 28. The exhibit, drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, is the first of three shows on American prints, made possible through the Museum Aid Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

      Included in the 45 works on view are rare hand-colored lithographs of the Civil War decade, Currier & lves prints, etchings by Winslow Homer, James NcNeill Whistler, and Mary Cassatt, and works by members of the Ashcan School and the 1913 Armory Show. The selection proves that printmaking has always been a lively and popular art in America and that prints provide an illuminating, and often entertaining, mirror of American cultural history.

      The exhibition will be circulated by the New York State Council on the Arts to colleges and art centers in New York State beginning in March. The Museum is preparing two further exhibitions on American graphic art - concentrating on the period between World War I and World War II, and from World War II to the present - which are also being sponsored and circulated by the Council.

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    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.
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