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Director’s Choice

Prints from the Minnesota Museum of American Art

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • On View: September 8, 2010 – October 5, 2010

Gallery converstation: September 28th at 6:30, to RSVP please call 612.871.1326.
With HP Master Printer Cole Rogers, Kristin Makholm, artist Kinji Akagawa, and others.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to announce its upcoming collaboration with Minnesota Museum of American Art. From September 8 through October 5, Highpoint will host an exhibition of prints from MMAA’s permanent collection. For over 40 years, Minnesota Museum of American Art has been collecting woodcuts, lithographs, intaglio and screenprints that reveal the depth and breadth of American printmaking in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition at Highpoint will feature some of the best prints in MMAA’s collection, chosen by the museum’s director, Kristin Makholm.

Visitors to Highpoint’s spacious, light-filled galleries will have the opportunity to view iconic images by artists: Kinji Akagawa, Garo Antreasian, Leonard Baskin, Hazel Belvo, Christo, Sam Francis, Antonio Frasconi, Philip Guston, Eugene Larkin, Leonardo Lasansky, Richard Lindner, Mike Lynch, Peter Milton, Joan Mitchell, George Morrison, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and May Stevens.

The public is invited to a free opening reception on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Highpoint will host a preview gallery talk with MMAA Director Kristin Makholm at 5:30 PM, prior to the reception. Reservations are necessary for this special tour of the show. To hold your space, please call Highpoint at 612.871.1326 by September 10.

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota Museum of American Art is one of the oldest visual arts institutions in the region, with roots dating back to the 1890s. Its collection focuses on American art with special emphasis in paintings of School of the light, mid-century studio craft, modern prints and drawings, and artists from Minnesota and the region.