Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202
Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking celebrates both the artist and the democratic and diverse creative community he developed. Blackburn was an African American artist born to Jamaican immigrants in 1920 and raised in Harlem, New York. The exhibition highlights his life and work, revealing how his innovative printmaking expertise helped define the aesthetic of the American graphics “boom.” An influential teacher and master printer, Blackburn explored avant-garde ideas, while promoting a new collaborative approach to printmaking. The exhibition contains over 80 works, including lithographs, woodcuts, intaglio prints, and watercolors by Blackburn and the artists with whom he collaborated, including Elizabeth Catlett, Grace Hartigan, Robert Rauschenberg, and Charles White.
Event Dates
May 11, 2021
(All day)
May 12, 2021
(All day)
May 13, 2021
(All day)
May 14, 2021
(All day)
May 15, 2021
(All day)
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