The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Master Works on Paper

An Unfolding Legacy
Francisco Goya, Esto si que es leer, 1799, Etching, burnished aquatint, and drypoint
Guercino, St. Francis, c. 1650, Ink on laid paper
Édouard Manet, Polichinelle, 1874, lithograph

April 25-August 25, 2014

This special exhibition shows a sampling of some of the most important works on paper in the UAMA collection. Some works in this exhibition are preparatory sketches for larger paintings and murals, providing important insight into the artistic process of creation. The stunning prints, with their ability to be replicated and sold to a wider audience, demonstrate the value of print culture and the place it holds in history and in modern society. This exhibit features works by Francisco Goya, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Guercino, Édouard Manet, and Rembrandt van Rijn.