Currents: Twenty-Five Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Prints

Main Gallery

OchreRichard Diebenkorn, Ochre, 1983, color woodcut. Gift G. Austin Conkey, MD, 1996.3. Courtesy of the Estate of Richard Diebenkorn.

This exhibition explored how modern and contemporary artists use printmaking to construct personal narratives, offer social commentary, and create transcendent aesthetic experiences. Reflecting the Block Museum's commitment to reproducible media, Currents showed the unique language of printmaking through various techniques and materials as used by such artists as Leonard Baskin, Leon Golub, Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, and Jacques Villon.