Prints possess the ability to inform, entice, provoke, and inspire broad audiences. Since their beginning as small black-and-white images in books and into their grander, more modern presence as commanding and colorful wall hangings, prints have helped people to learn about themselves and the world. Perhaps this capacity to communicate about many subjects in many ways explains why prints remain among the most popular and prolific of art forms.
This exhibition of spectacular images in the KIA collection is assembled by guest curator Nancy Sojka, retired from the Detroit Institute of Arts as curator of prints and drawings. Included are groundbreaking, innovative works by Toulouse-Lautrec and Mary Cassatt; stunningly colorful prints by Howard Hodgkin and Richard Anuszkiewicz; and emotionally expressive images by Luis Jimenez and Vija Celmins.