New Art Museum director: Top priority is education (Cincinnati Enquirer, September 12, 2014)
The List: Around Cincinnati (Conversations around American Gothic takes the #3 spot) (The List TV, September 2, 2014)
13 don't-miss events at FotoFocus (Cincinnati Enquirer, September 2, 2014)
Fall Arts Guide: September's picks (Cincinnati Enquirer, September 2, 2014)
How Art Museum landed rare visit of 'American Gothic' (Cincinnati Enquirer, August 23, 2014)
The List: Your Fall 2014 Arts Guide (including CAM's Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective) (Harper's Bazaar, August 21, 2014)
September 24, 2011 to December 05, 2011
Seventeenth century Dutch painters and printmakers sought to depict chiaroscuro and convey atmospheric depth. Although a variety of relief and intaglio techniques existed, a nonlinear graphic process that could translate painting’s tonal values and surface textures had eluded artists, engravers and publishers. In 1642, an amateur, Ludwig van Siegen of Utrecht, discovered a new technique, mezzotint, where the artist works from dark to light. Drawn from the Art Museum’s permanent collection this show presents landmarks in the history of mezzotint from 1642 through its heyday as a reproductive medium in eighteenth century portraiture in England, and on through the creative use of the medium today.