Rock-Paper . . . Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part I

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), <i>Bartet and Mounet-Sully, in Antigone</i>, 1893, crayon and brush lithograph on cream wove paper, 14.94 x 11.13 in (sheet). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, 2012.105

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), Bartet and Mounet-Sully, in Antigone, 1893, crayon and brush lithograph on cream wove paper, 14.94 x 11.13 in (sheet). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, 2012.105

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery August 24 through November 23, 2014

Featuring works from the Snite Museum’s growing collection of prints, this exhibition introduces visitors to lithography, a printmaking medium invented in 1799.  Part I of this two-part exhibition highlights works from the 1800s and charts lithography’s technical development and popular applications in illustrated newspapers and promotional material for theatrical performances through its elevation to a “fine” art.  Political cartoons by Honoré Daumier, a playbill by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and J.A.M. Whistler’s experiments in aestheticism will be on view. Part II scheduled for fall 2015 will explore modern and contemporary developments in lithography.

On November 4 it was decided to extend the exhibition; it will be on view through Sunday, November 23, 2014.