Place: Trade Fair Palace
The exhibition Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art, Washington offers a broad perspective on the history of American print production from its outset at the beginning of the 18th century until the present. The 140 prints on display represent graphic art production from the colonial and the Revolution periods to iconic works of the 20th century. The exhibition introduces works by artists such as John Simon, James McNeill Whistler, Fanny Palmer, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, or Jackson Pollock.
The exhibition comes to the Trade Fair Palace in Prague from the National Gallery of Art in Washington where its curators, Amy Johnston and Judith Brodie, have been working on the exhibition’s preparation. The catalogue contains a comprehensive study by Professor Michael Lewis from Williams College and thirteen texts by curators, academics, historians, art historians and American-culture experts.
Conception: Amy Johnston, Judith Brodie (National Gallery of Art)
Curator: Alena Volrábová
Trade Fair Palace, 1st floor
U.S. Embassy Prague provides auspices for the exhibition Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Guided tour in English
Thursday, 20 October, 4.30 pm, with Jitka Šosová, art historian.
Free with valid ticket / 45–60 minutes
Pre-booked guided tours
Book a guided tour in Czech, English, German, or French.
Program for school groups – image, text, communication
At the same time, prints are works of art and means of communication. Their way of addressing and informing an audience is specific though. Come and learn the difference between reading a text and "reading" an image!
Admission fee: CZK 2,400 per group from 1 to 22 persons / duration: 90 minutes / reservation required at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information and reservation: email@example.com, 224 301 003.
Complete accompanying program to download here.
Tram 6, 17 – Veletržní palác
Tram 1, 6, 8, 12, 17, 25, 26 – Strossmayerovo náměstí