Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg Florida opens Contemporary Prints by American Women exhibition

. September 11, 2012 . 0 Comments

Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg Florida presents Contemporary Prints by American Women. A Selection from the Gift of Martha and Jim Sweeny on view September 8, 2012 through February 2, 2013.

More than 60 prints by American women artists, made after 1950, have recently joined the Museum’s collection – and it is still growing. Since 2008, longtime Museum friends Martha and Jim Sweeny have given prints from their own collection and substantial funds for purchases. This represents the first time that some of the most compelling works have been shown together.

The core of the Sweeny Collection at the MFA was inspired by the 1987 exhibition A Graphic Muse: Prints by Contemporary American Women, curated by legendary print specialists Richard S. Field and Ruth E. Fine. The MFA, with the support of the Sweenys, has acquired other impressions of prints that were included in that show: Joan Mitchell’s Flower I, Joyce Kozloff’s Homage to Robert Adam, and Breath-man by Susan Rothenberg.

Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3498
Phone: (727) 896-2667
Fax: (727) 894-4638
www.fine-arts.org

Category: Fine Art

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