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    American Master Prints 1900-1960

    Presented by at Boston Public Library

    February 10-March 15, 2012

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    American Master Prints 1900-1960

    By 1900 printmaking as a fine art was firmly established in the United States. Often working as illustrators for newspapers, periodicals, and books, this generation of artists focused on recording the life around them. Included in the exhibition are John Sloan’s etchings depicting scenes of daily life in the neighborhoods of New York City and the contrasts he observed between the wealthy and the working class; and George Bellows’...

    By 1900 printmaking as a fine art was firmly established in the United States. Often working as illustrators for newspapers, periodicals, and books, this generation of artists focused on recording the life around them. Included in the exhibition are John Sloan’s etchings depicting scenes of daily life in the neighborhoods of New York City and the contrasts he observed between the wealthy and the working class; and George Bellows’ images of the campaigns of the evangelist Billy Sunday, the rise of boxing, and the atrocities of World War I. The period between 1900 and 1960 was a time when a number of women artists gained prominence as printmaker, and works by Isabel Bishop, Kyra Markham, and Mabel Dwight illustrate the American experience as they saw it. The current exhibition represents only a fraction of the Library’s rich holdings in the area of American master prints of the first half of the 20th century.


    Boston Public Library

    700 Boylston Street
    Copley Square
    Boston, MA 02116

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    Admission Info:

    Free


    General Day and Time Info:

    Friday, October 14, 2011 – Thursday, March 15, 2012


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    By subway

    • Green Line to Copley Station.
    • Orange Line to Back Bay/South End Station. Walk down Dartmouth Street to Copley Square.

    By car
    Interstate 93 (from north or south) Take Storrow Drive exit. Take Copley Square exit off of Storrow Drive. The exit deadends at a signal light. The cross street is Beacon. Take a right on Beacon Street. While on Beacon Street, you will cross Berkeley, Clarendon, and Dartmouth Streets. The next street is Exeter. Take a left onto Exeter (it is a one-way street). While on Exeter, you will cross Marlborough Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street. The next cross street is Boylston. The Library is on the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets.

    Mass Pike (Interstate 90) Come all the way into the city on the Mass Pike. Take the Copley Square exit (the sign will read: Prudential Center, Copley Square). The exit road will split, follow the Copley Square (right) lane. You will exit the tunnel onto Stuart Street. You will be on the right hand side of the street. Move to the lane furthest left. Take the left at the next light, Dartmouth Street (approximately 500 feet from the tunnel exit). The Library is on the left of Dartmouth Street, after the next light (approximately 500 feet).



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