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An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

April 2, 2013 - June 23, 2013

In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create twelve etchings of Venice. During the ensuing fourteen months, he produced a body of prints that are among the most important of his career. This exhibition presents eleven of Whistler's Venice works alongside prints by other artists who worked in Italy during the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A mingling of perspectives allows the viewer to appreciate Whistler's innovations and his impact on other artists.

This exhibition is organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries, New York.

Related Programs:

Gallery Walk: Whistler's Venice
April 10, 2013 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Vanier Gallery

Journey back to 19th-Century Italy for an informal exploration of "An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy" with curator Liz Seaton and K-State art professor Jason Scuilla.

Video Screening: "The Lyrics of Art"
May 16, 2013 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., UMB Theater

Learn more about the artist James McNeill Whistler in the profile “The Lyrics of Art."  A second video explores the development of Whistler’s style and technique in etching, including the work featured in “An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy.” 


Photo Credit: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Bridge, c1879-1880 (detail). Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection.