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Exhibition Preview: Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17

The CMA's next exhibition Cutting Edge: Modern Prints from Atelier 17 opens Sun, 4/9.

Based variously in Paris and New York, Atelier 17 operated as an experimental workshop for modernist printmakers during the mid-twentieth century. The efforts of its artists resulted in some of the most visually exciting and technically innovative prints ever made.

Drawn from the holdings of the Cleveland Museum of Art and local collectors, this exhibition showcases more than 50 examples of these fascinating, often highly colorful works.

See pieces from the show below, and check out the show through Sun, 8/13.


The Dreamy Lobster, 1947. Gabor Peterdi (American, born Hungary, 1915–2001). Etching, engraving, and offset color; 25.6 x 32.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Alma and Robert D. Milne Fund 1998.184.3.


Montebanks with Charms, 1955. Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901–1994). Engraving and roulette, with color added with a stencil; 22.4 x 15.1 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1995.58.


Praying Mantis (Mantes Religieuse), 1952. Helen Phillips (American, 1913–1995). Engraving and etching; 26.7 x 20.6 cm. Promised gift from a private collection, Cleveland.


Jazz Musicians #1, 1945. Peter Grippe (American, born 1912). Engraving; 30.2 x 22.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Richard Florsheim Art Fund 1994.335.
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