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Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor
Temporary Exhibition

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

September 29, 2021–January 30, 2022

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Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5

Freidenrich Family Gallery
Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery

 

Art on paper can take on myriad forms and expressions, each work revealing a glimpse into the struggles and beauty of so many different worlds. Over the last decade, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Interim Co-Director for the Cantor Arts Center and the Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator overseeing prints, drawings, and photographs, has acquired a diverse collection of works on paper by artists working in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. A selection of these acquisitions are featured in the new exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor. Running from Sept. 29, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022, this much-anticipated installation features more than 100 objects, many that have never before been exhibited at the Cantor, including multiple works by major artists from a host of different cultures, backgrounds, and countries, such as Lee Friedlander (U.S.A., b. 1934), José Clemente Orozco (Mexico, 1883–1949), Carrie Mae Weems (U.S.A., b. 1953), and Malick Sidibé (Mali, 1936–2016).

Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, PhD Interim Co-Director, Cantor Arts Center; Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator; Curatorial Fellowship Program Director

 

This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Burton and Deedee McMurtry Fund.

 

 


 

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

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Paper Chase in the News

 

Paper in the Spotlight at the Cantor Arts Center

Running from Sept. 29, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022, this much-anticipated installation features many objects that have never before been exhibited at the Cantor, including multiple works by major artists from a host of different cultures, backgrounds and countries.

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Experiencing the Thrill of the 'Chase'

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor was planned for the spring of 2020, but with the museum closed due to the pandemic, the show was postponed. There is a silver lining because the exhibition, which runs until Jan. 30, is now even more expansive than its original iteration.

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To Instruct, Entertain and Persuade: Political Art at the Cantor

In this Q&A, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Cantor’s Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator and the director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program, talks about the relationship between art and politics and previews opportunities at the museum to engage with art that addresses conflict, power and governance while prompting dialogue about artists’ enduring calls for social justice.

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