Image credit: Robert Rauschenberg, American (1925-2008), Sub-Total, 1971, edition 70/500, lithograph, 8 ¼ x 12 5/8 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 91.04.62. © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

print of a heart shape

Image credit: Jim Dine, American (b. 1935), Imogen, 1969, edition of 200, screen print, 8 x 5/8 inches. Gift of Polly and Mark Addison to the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 91.04.09. © Jim Dine, Courtesy Pace Wildenstein

The founding of new print studios in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s led to a resurgence of printmaking. As artists began working alongside skilled printmakers, lithographs and silkscreens grew increasingly popular as more affordable options for collecting original works. Artists including Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella and Robert Rauschenberg, integrated printmaking into their artistic practices. This exhibition features these artists and more in a celebration of 20th-century masters of American printmaking. Visitors will learn about printmaking techniques and this important chapter in American art history.

Print Renaissance is available in two iterations. Exhibit A features 18 artworks and requires 70 linear feet. Exhibit B is suitable for smaller gallery spaces and includes 10 artworks requiring 40 linear feet. Please contact CU Art Museum for more details on these options.

This exhibition is part of the CU Art Museum’s Polly and Mark Addison Outreach Exhibition Program, through which the museum works with Colorado cultural institutions to tour art exhibitions curated from works of art Polly and Mark Addison donated to the museum. The Outreach Exhibition Program is supported by the Office of the Chancellor.

Cost: $0 to Colorado cultural institutions. As part of the qualification process, all institutions interested in this exhibition will need to provide CUAM with a facilities report. 

The details:
Costs for packing and round-trip shipping covered by the CU Art Museum.
Space required: 70 linear feet plus standing room for one exhibit pedestal
Didactics: Didactics provided include: 11 artwork labels with biographical and historical context; a large panel of introductory interpretive text.
Featured artists: Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, Jean Charlot, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, R.B. Kitaj, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Fritz Scholder, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.
Dates: Available beginning fall 2019. 

If you are interested in this exhibition, please contact Maggie Mazullo for more information.