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  • Special Exhibition

Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions

Sunday, January 16–Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location:  101A–B Prints and Drawings
James and Hannah Bartlett Gallery

About The Exhibition

This exhibition debuts exciting recent acquisitions to the museum’s collection by contemporary women printmakers. From printmaking’s beginnings more than 500 years ago, techniques such as lithography and etching were often considered too physically demanding for women to pursue professionally. The medium became increasingly accessible to female artists over the past half century as Atelier 17 in New York and the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in New Mexico, among other printshops, trained a generation of women. Women in Print features approximately 30 works by artists ranging from those avidly experimenting with printmaking processes, like Polly Apfelbaum and Julie Mehretu, to others who are exploring the practice for the first time, like Amy Sherald. Working with an array of techniques over the last several decades, these artists have used printmaking as a vehicle for investigating topics as expansive as personal identity, social issues, and even the creative process itself.


Generous support is provided by Stephen Dull.

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dick Blum* and Harriet Warm, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, Michael Frank in memory of Patricia Snyder, the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.