Contemporary prints pour in to Cranbury area

November 26, 2013 by  

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum has recently started hosting the exhibit ‘Contemporary Prints’ by Derriere L’Etoile Studio. Organized by the museum’s curator of prints, Marilyn Symmes, the display will be running until well into next year.

The subject of the exhibit is the Derriere L’Etoile Studio, which was founded in New York City in 1978 by Maurice Sanchez. Pieces on display will feature examples of lithography and other printing techniques. The exhibit is divided up into three parts, with the first part displaying works created before 1980, the second focusing on pieces from the 1980s to the early 1990s, and the third concentrating on everything since then.

The prints highlighted in the exhibition were taken from the museum’s collection of 14,600 American works on paper. These includes prints, drawings, wood engraving, etchings, and lithographs by the likes of Whistler, Winslow Homer and Mary Cassatt.

This exhibit is likely to attract visitors from all over the area, including nearby Cranbury, and those currently employed by graphic arts and printing companies will possibly be some of those who will want to visit this exhibit before it ends.

The exhibition is running at the museum, which forms part of Rutgers University, until March 2, 2014. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free to children under 18 and Rutgers students, staff and faculty. As a bonus, the first Sunday of each month is free for everyone. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 848-932-7237.

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