Near and Far: Contrasting Regional and National Prints from the Kirkland and Mayer Collections

March 10 - June 17, 2018

Near and Far presents 86 total prints comprised of a selection of 62 images from among the more than 1,000 in Kirkland Museum’s extensive collection focusing on Colorado and surrounding states, together with 24 of the canonical printmakers assembled by prominent Denver art collector-patrons, Jan Mayer and her late husband, Frederick Mayer. As part of the Kirkland’s mission of showcasing Colorado and regional art, museum Founding Director & Curator Hugh Grant continues to build a print collection spanning two centuries of work in a variety of media created by the state’s visiting and resident artists. The Mayer Collection features 216 American master prints from the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition is part of Mo’Print, a month celebrating Colorado printmaking.

This exhibition supplements the permanent collection displays of International Decorative Art, Colorado & Regional Art and the work of Vance Kirkland.