Master Prints from the Permanent Collection

From Piranesi to Picasso
From Piranesi to Picasso features over 60 of the finest prints from the Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Established in 1946, the collection has particular strengths in original prints by an impressive roster of internationally renowned artists. Highlights of the selected works, which date from the 18th century to the late 1980s, include: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s detailed etchings from 1748-1772 that document Rome’s grand architectural landmarks, Francisco Goya’s eerie and biting aquatint and etchings from the Los Caprichos and Pablo Picasso’s Faun Unveiling a Woman, considered to be one of the artist’s most significant graphic works. Also featured are Winslow Homer’s 1887 etching Eight Bells, John Marin’s 1910 etching Chartres Cathedral and Edward Hopper’s The Lonely House, 1922. Diverse printmaking processes such as etching, silkscreen, woodcut, lithograph, drypoint and engraving are demonstrated in this exhibition.


PABLO PICASSO (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Faun Unveiling a Woman, 1936
Aquatint and etching
Museum Collection
Gift of Robert Venn Carr Jr. Class of 1938
Veduta della Basilica de S. Giovanni Laterano, 1750
Museum Collection
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Howard J. Means