“Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives” explores how the largest printmaking company in 19th-century America visualized the nation’s social, political, and industrial fabric.
At a Glance:
Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives
Through October 17, 2021
Shelburne Museum (Vermont)
The company is best known today for its lush, hand-colored lithographs that nostalgically depicted an idyllic republic of pioneer homesteads, sporting camps, and bucolic pastimes; however, these sentimental images comprised only one aspect of Currier & Ives’ production.
The company’s inexpensive and popular prints touched on pressing social and political issues. On view at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Colgate Gallery.
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