Woodcuts, Wood Engravings, and Linocuts

Jan. 12 – Mar. 11, 2018

This exhibition features art from the 16th century to the present including work from Albrecht Dürer’s Life of the Virgin (1511), wood engravings for Harper’s Weekly by Winslow Homer, Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Hiroshige and Kunisada, contemporary color prints and much more.

All relief prints are created from the surface of a block that has been carved to remove areas that the artist does not wish to print.  Ink is applied to the surface of the block, a piece of paper is placed on top of the inked surface, and pressure is applied to transfer the ink to the paper. The works in this show explore the evolution of the relief print and the various methodologies artists have employed through time and in different regions of the world.

Join us on Thursday, February 15, at 5:30 p.m. as Museum Director and Curator Ann H. Sievers discusses the history of relief prints and the variety of approaches taken by artists featured in the current exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 860.231.5743, email [email protected], or visit



Jan. 12 – Mar. 11, 2018

Enjoy a selection of paintings and works on paper from the collection including works by Sol LeWitt, Milton Avery, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others.

The Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph is part of the Connecticut Art Trail.

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