Tonal Range: Mezzotint and Aquatint

Exhibition Dates: 
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2021 to Sunday, May 16, 2021


Tonal Range: Mezzotint and Aquatint ImageEngravings and etchings were rendered almost entirely in lines until the advent of mezzotint and aquatint in the 17th and 18th centuries. These technical innovations made it possible for prints to present the complete range of tonal values, from subtlest silver to deepest black and everything in between. This exhibition presents a history of these techniques by highlighting examples from the early 18th century to the late 20th century in the Museum's collection.

Recording of Zoom Curator-Led Tour of the Exhibition by Alisa McCusker


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Tuesday – Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 4pm
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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association