Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960

9/23/2005–12/11/ 2005
Main Gallery

Warming UpRiva Helfond, Warming Up, 1943, screenprint in 14 colors on ivory wove paper. Collection of Marian and Belverd Needles. Photograph by Jim Prinz.

American women printmakers have always worked both independently and in tandem with their male counterparts creating innovative and arresting works, but they have been underrepresented in the history of printmaking. This exhibition surveyed the graphic work of eighty women, including Mary Cassatt, Elizabeth Catlett, Bertha Lum, and June Wayne, who were active in the medium during the first half of the twentieth century. Paths to the Press was organized by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.