Thursday, September 28, 2017
Posted by: Andrea Truitt
Drawn from Nature & on Stone, the first-ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker, will be on display at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts, from October 7, 2017 through March 4, 2018. Georgia Barnhill, Curator Emerita of the America Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, is serving as guest curator and worked closely with the Cape Ann Museum in organizing this special show. The exhibition, exhibition catalog and related programming are being organized in connection with Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and resource tool created by the Cape Ann Museum.
Programming related to Drawn from Nature & on Stone will explore Fitz Henry Lane’s life and career in detail and against the backdrop of 19th century printmaking culture in America. A symposium will be held on Saturday, October 28 at which six scholars working in fields related to the history of graphic arts will present their research to the public. Their presentations will explore such diverse topics as how race and race relations were portrayed in prints in the period following the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863; the role women artists and artisans played in printmaking during the 19th century; and how the rise of industrialization in towns such as Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts, affected the careers of Fitz Henry Lane and other artists. The symposium will be held in the Cape Ann Museum’s auditorium and will be a day-long event. Space is limited for the October 28 symposium and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to make a reservation visit http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/laid-down-paper-print-making-america-1800-1865/