The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Print Collection

Quick Center for the Arts

From Mar 13 to Jun 08, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Opening Reception Wed. March 13, 6-7:30pm.

The exhibition runs through June 8, 2019.
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 12-noon to 4pm. The Gallery will also open one hour prior to most Quick Center performances.

Assembled over several decades by artist, collector, and master printer James Reed, the Reed Collection comprises more than 1,500 Old Master, 19th-century, and modern and contemporary prints.

After college, Reed joined David Folkman’s lithography and etching studio, Little Egypt Enterprises, in Illinois. In homage to Folkman, he chose the Egyptian hieroglyphic for a reed as his master printer’s “chop.” In 1973, Reed received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico. He later continued his training in lithography at San Francisco State University. There, in 1976, Reed opened the fine printmaking studio Milestone Graphics, now based in Bridgeport, Conn.

The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Print Collection presents highlights from the three great strengths of the Reed Collection: 19th-century French etching and lithography; German Expressionist woodcuts and lithographs; and modern and contemporary prints. This exhibition celebrates the transformative gift of the James Reed Print Collection to the Fairfield University Art Museum.

Among the 19th-century French artists represented in the exhibition are Eugène Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, Gustave Doré, Odilon Redon, and Henri Fantin-Latour. Works by Emil Nolde, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann and other German Expressionist artists will also be on view, as will prints, rare artists’ books, and artists’ multiples by modern and contemporary artists including Claes Oldenburg, Jasper Johns, Damien Hirst, and Jim Dine. The exhibition also includes examples of Reed’s own work as an artist and printmaker, which is represented in more than 20 public collections around the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library.

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Quick Center for the Arts
200 Barlow Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Additional Dates

Wed, 05/22/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Thu, 05/23/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Fri, 05/24/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Sat, 05/25/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Wed, 05/29/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Thu, 05/30/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Fri, 05/31/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Sat, 06/01/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Wed, 06/05/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Thu, 06/06/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Fri, 06/07/201912:00 pm4:00 pm
Sat, 06/08/201912:00 pm4:00 pm

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