FOR RELEASE: October 8, 2013
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College invites the community to the “Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940” exhibition on view from October 25 through December 13. This exhibition brings together 35 of Roth’s most important Venetian views, including variant printings of the plates, preparatory drawings and the plates themselves, with prints by his contemporaries. As part of the opening reception, Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop. Families are welcome to the opening reception, which will be held on November 3 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
For more information: 410-626-2556 or www.stjohnscollege.edu/mitchellgallery
Ernest David Roth (1879-1964) was one of the most significant American etchers of the first half of the twentieth century. With views of New York, Paris, Istanbul, and Segovia, his prints of Italy, in particular the approximately 45 views he did in Venice from 1905 to 1940, are considered his most important achievements. Roth’s prints influenced a generation of American printmakers, including John Taylor Arms (1887-1953), Louis Rosenberg (1890-1983), and Herman Webster (1878-1970).
The prints in the exhibition are predominantly from one private collection, with selected loans from other private collections and from the Mattatuck Museum of Art in Waterbury, Connecticut. The exhibition is organized by the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College in conjunction with the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College.
Exhibit-related events for “Reflections and Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940”
October 27 Lecture. Curator Eric Denker will lecture on the “Printmaking in Venice” exhibition at 4 p.m.
November 3 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Printmaking in Venice” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
November 20 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Printmaking in Venice” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
December 5 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent led tour of the “Printing in Venice” exhibition followed by a discussion of “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."
- W.E.B. Du Bois