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    21 Etchings and Poems

    Presented by at Davis Museum and Cultural Center

    September 16 - December 13, 2009


    21 Etchings and Poems

    Uniting word and image in a project both intimate and monumental, 21 Etchings and Poems is a tour de force in the history of American printmaking. Featuring the work of 42 poets and artists, from Dylan Thomas to Frank O’Hara, and Helen Phillips to Willem de Kooning, this 1960 portfolio represents a landmark collaboration between the visual and literary arts. Each print closely integrates text and image, including a poem written in the hand of its author and imagery created through a wide range of innovative print techniques. Initiated by artist Peter Grippe, director of the renowned Atelier 17 print workshop, and the result of nearly ten years of effort, 21 Etchings and Poems is not only a milestone of mid-20th century American print publishing, but is unique in its inclusion of writers and artists from across the spectrum of 1950s cultural production. Recordings of the poems and images of the etchings are available on iTunes and at http://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu/exhibitions/exhibitions_etchings_poems.html.

    Davis Museum and Cultural Center

    106 Central Street
    Wellesley, MA 02130

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    Admission Info:
    Tickets are free.

    General Day and Time Info:
    T,TH,FR,SA: 11-5pm
    WED: 11-8pm
    SUN: Noon-4pm


    Parking is free and available in the Davis Parking Facility next to the Route 135 entrance to the College. See website for map.

    Parking for individuals with disabilities is available in the lot behind the museum.

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