University of Michigan art museum plans Whistler prints exhibition

John McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903), The Palaces, etching on antique Dutch laid paper, from the First Venice Set. Sold by Creighton-Davis Gallery. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Creighton-Davis Gallery.

John McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903), The Palaces, etching on antique Dutch laid paper, from the First Venice Set. Sold by Creighton-Davis Gallery. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Creighton-Davis Gallery.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan Museum of Art is planning an exhibition of more than 100 works from its extensive collection of the 19th century American artist James McNeill Whistler.

The museum announced this week that “On Beauty and the Everyday: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler” will run Aug. 21 until Nov. 28.

The exhibition will explore Whistler’s life and career; his artistic themes and concerns; the tools and techniques that Whistler employed as a printmaker; and the interests and legacy of collector Margaret Watson Parker.

Most of Whistler’s works at the museum were from Parker’s collection.

While the exhibition is focused Whistler’s prints, the artist is widely known for the iconic painting of his mother.

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