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April 5, 2012

2012 Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair

2012 Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, April 21 & 22, 2012

Minneapolis, MN, April 4, 2012-This month the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) kicks off its highly popular Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair with a Benefit Preview on Friday, April 20. Open to the public, the fair will continue on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, in the museum’s Target Wing Reception Hall and MacMillan Atrium. This year’s fair includes twelve prominent dealers from the United States and Europe offering a wide selection of museum-quality prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, monotypes, and artist’s books for sale, and for the second consecutive year, admission is free.

Celebrating its 19th anniversary, the Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair is the best opportunity in the Twin Cities to browse and purchase fine works on paper in a museum environment. Visitors, from novice to experienced collectors, can discover a wide range of works in a variety of styles, periods, and prices. MIA curators Tom Rassieur, Dennis Michael Jon, and Rachel McGarry will be on hand
to offer their insights and assistance.

Four dealers have joined the fair this year adding new platforms of interest: George Adams,
Sebastian Izzard, Carl Solway, and John Szoke. Specializing in post-war and contemporary works
on paper, Adams represents and regularly exhibits the work of both established and emerging artists in his longstanding New York gallery. Izzard ranks among the
preeminent dealers of Japanese art. Before setting off on his own, he led the Japanese and Korean art division of Christie’s New York and his connoisseurship and longstanding relationships permit him to offer works of the very highest quality. Solway is celebrating his gallery’s 50th year in business and his exciting stable of artists range from Buckminster Fuller to John Cage and Nam June Paik. Szoke has specialized in modern and contemporary works on paper for almost 40 years. Now emphasizing Picasso and Munch, his gallery also publishes definitive artists’ catalogues.

Returning dealers include C. G. Boerner (Old Masters), Joerg Maass (German Expressionist), Pace (classic modern), Marlborough (contemporary), Young (contemporary), Aaron, French (American), and Egenolf (Japanese).

PUBLIC FAIR HOURS
Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free.

BENEFIT PREVIEW AND RECEPTION
Friday, April 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling the Members’ Hotline at (612) 870-6323 or online at artsmia.org/print-drawing-fair

Art purchases benefit the MIA’s Print and Drawing Acquisition & Education Fund, used to acquire works to expand and enrich the museum’s collection.

Generous support provided by Abbot Downing (formerly Lowry Hill).

PRESS CONTACTS
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Anne-Marie Wagener, (612) 870-3280; awagener@artsmia.org
Tammy Pleshek, (612) 870-3171; tpleshek@artsmia.org

ABOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), home to one of the finest encyclopedic art collections in the country, houses more than 80,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history. Highlights of the permanent collection include European masterworks by Rembrandt, Poussin, and van Gogh; modern and contemporary painting and sculpture by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Stella, and Close; as well as internationally significant collections of prints and drawings, decorative arts, Modernist design, photographs, textiles, and Asian, African, and Native American art. General admission is always free. Some special exhibitions have a nominal admission fee. Museum hours: Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Monday closed. For more information, call (612) 870-3000 or visit www.artsmia.org.———————————————————————–
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