Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art, Washington


Date: 05.10.2016 - 08.01.2017
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: vzdelavani@ngprague.cz

More information and reservation: vzdelavani@ngprague.cz, 224 301 003.

 

Complete accompanying program to download here.

Opening hours
Daily except Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Admission
Basic150 CZK
Reduced80 CZK
Family300 CZK
Address
Trade Fair Palace, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7

Getting here
Metro C – Vltavská
Tram 6, 17 – Veletržní palác
Tram 1, 6, 8, 12, 17, 25, 26 – Strossmayerovo náměstí
Related photos
Attached files
tz-3.pdf (Tisková zpráva: Podzimní výstavní sezóna Veletržního paláce)
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