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On View: September 22- January 12

Hot Cold Cool

Hot Cold Cool presents late 20th century art from four fine art print portfolios in AMUM's collection. The post-World War II Cold War was punctuated by the arms race, terrifying episodic brinksmanship and localized but civilization-threatening "hot" conflicts. The era was also characterized first in the United States and then in Europe and Japan by an accelerating consumer economy. Read More


 

Ten Works x Ten Painters: A Portfolio of Screenprints

Ten Works x Ten Painters: A Portfolio of Screenprints Hartford, Connecticut: The Wadsworth Atheneum, 1964 Printed by Ives-Sillman Mohawk Superfine paper or Mylar Edition 500 Gift of Samuel Dorsky (Artists listed from top row to bottom row / left to right) Andy WarholRobert MotherwellFrank StellaRobert IndianaEllsworth KellyGeorge OrtmanRoy LichtensteinAd ReinhardtLarry PoonsStuart Davis


1964 was a year of hot, cold and cool. America unleashed its undeclared war on Vietnam, violence erupted against Civil Rights workers and Beatlemania raged among high school and college kids. Read More


 

Ten Lithographs by Ten Artists

Ten Lithographs by Ten Artists Skowhegan, Maine: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1971 Edition of 120 Printed by Shorewood-Bank Street Atelier Gift of Samuel Dorsky (Artists listed from top row to bottom row / left to right) Fairfield PorterPhilip PearlsteinRichard LindnerPhilip GustonRed GroomsJack BealRobert Andrew ParkerJames Brooks


This most unusual "school," which was started by New York artists in 1946, is a nine-week summer residency program in rural Maine for emerging artists. Each participant has a personal studio but mingles for meals and programs with the other residents and the annually appointed faculty members and guest artists. Read More


 

American Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam

American Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam New York, N.Y.: Artists & Writers Protest, Inc., 1967 Edition of 100 Gift of Samuel Dorsky  (Artists listed from left to right) Carol SummersGeorge SugarmanLouise NevelsonAd Reinhardt, Allan D'ArcangeloMark DiSuveroDavid WeinribPaul BurlinCharles Hinman 


The Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War shook people out of their consumerist American dreams. Many artists felt that their mastery of image making should be put in the service of social and political change. Read More


 

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World Print One: Folio Seventy Three San Francisco: World Print Council, 1973 Edition of 60 (Artists listed from top to bottom / left to right) Jerry RudquistGorazd SefranJohn Crane Dobson, John LinkAlberto BiasiGetulio AlvianiAntonio FrasconiValentin OmanManfred MohrJanez BernikGerd Winner, Par Gunnar ThelanderShin Kamiya, Kosuke Kimura, Takesada Matsutani, Adriana MarazHodaka YoshidaMichael WareJennifer DicksonJames P. Welch


During the Cold War, prints provided an opportunity for artists on both sides of political barriers to share their work and ideas. Read More


 


Hot, Cold, Cool:  A Collection of Prints by International Artists 


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