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You Are Going On A Trip: Modern and Contemporary Prints from the Permanent Collection

May 28 - August 20

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Bicentennial Bandwagon, Red Grooms,1970s. From the Portfolio “Spirt of Independence, Kent Bicentennial.” Serigraph. SBMA, Gift of Lorillard Company.

Bicentennial Bandwagon, Red Grooms,1970s. From the Portfolio “Spirt of Independence, Kent Bicentennial.” Serigraph. SBMA, Gift of Lorillard Company.

You Are Going On A Trip brings together a selection of highlights from the Museum’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and other countries around the world. Coinciding with the summer—a season typically designated for travel—the exhibition offers the viewer a metaphoric venture to various new destinations.

Organized by writer and independent curator, Michael Duncan, the exhibition is loosely divided into themes, including dreams, icons, notions of home and travel, history, and images of humans and wildlife. Duncan states, “Prints take us places. They lead us to exotic and familiar locales, offering mind-expanding fantasies as well as fresh takes on everyday objects. They present new considerations of well-known people and stories and revisit historical events. They confront desires and goals and sometimes lead to an expansion of our definitions of art.” His distinctive take on the Museum’s rich collection of lithographs, screenprints, woodblock prints, and other forms of printmaking offers novel ports of entry into a vast range of imagery.

This event is open Wednesday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

—Danielle Hazlett