Friday, October 16, 2015
Whistler and the World: The Lunder Collection of James McNeill Whistler at the Colby College Museum of Art
September 24, 2015 - January 10, 2016
James McNeill Whistler, A White Note, 1862, Oil on canvas, The Lunder Collection, Colby Museum of Art
James McNeill Whistler, The Shop, an Exterior, c. 1883–85, Watercolor and pencil on paper, The Lunder Collection, Colby Museum of Art
James McNeill Whistler, The Thames, 1896, Lithotint third (final) state on paper, The Lunder Collection, Colby Museum of Art
Drawn entirely from the renowned Lunder Collection, this comprehensive exhibition—featuring the finest examples of his prints among works in other media—explores Whistler’s travels across Europe in his quest to re-imagine his surroundings and to transport the modern world into the “realm of art.”
Whistler and the World
The Lunder Collection of James McNeill Whistler
Published by Colby College Museum of Art
Drawn entirely from the renowned Lunder Collection, this comprehensive catalogue places Whistler in a dynamic international and cosmopolitan context, and includes the finest examples of his prints. The 24 essays included in the catalogue explore how Whistler transferred his immediate surroundings into a "realm of art," while he, in turn, was shaped by the encounters he had traversing the global art worlds of the 19th century.
Edited and introduction by Justin McCann. Foreword by Sharon Corwin. Text by Magdalen Abe, Maria Bowe, Sarah Burns, Elizabeth Finch, Maya E. Foo, Lee Glazer, Lauren Lessing, Margaret F. MacDonald, Catherine Maguire, Kirsten Marples, Justin McCann, Linda Merrill, Ramey Mize, Kenneth John Myers, Caroline Pelham, Josephine Rodgers, John Siewert, Tanya Sheehan, Francesca Soriano, Martha Tedeschi, Diana Tuite, Veronica Vesnaver, Marina Wells.