Prints by the Nabis: Vuillard and His Contemporaries, an exhibition of approximately 80 prints drawn from The Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection, will open June 1 at the Museum and remain on view through September 17, 1990, in the Prints and Drawings Galleries, located on the second floor. It complements the Museum’s major exhibition, The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard (May 18 - July 30, 1990), which concentrates on the early and most important works of Post-Impressionist master Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940).
Prints by the Nabis highlights the works of a group of young French artists including Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Félix Vallotton, and Ker-Xavier Roussel, who came together in 1899 under the inspiration of Paul Gauguin and Symbolist theory. They called themselves the Nabis, a Hebrew word for “prophet,” and experimented with a variety of printmaking techniques. The exhibition includes single prints, illustrated books, posters, and portfolios, displaying the artists’ broad application of printmaking in their examination of everyday life.
The exhibition, organized by Karyn Zieve, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Sheldon Weinig.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 01-03/1990, 044.