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A Weakness for French Prints: The Harry Drake Collection

June 22, 2019 - March 8, 2020
The Winton Jones Gallery for Prints and Drawings (Gallery 344)
Free Exhibition

Stroll the streets of Paris and explore the French countryside in a time before cars clogged the lanes and boulevards. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, printmakers found inspiration along riverbanks, in narrow alleyways, and down back roads. They observed the lives of the haves and the have-nots. They recorded celebration and desperation. Thanks to the collecting interests and generosity of the late St. Paul native and Mia trustee Harry Drake, we can enter this beautiful, moody time machine.

Auguste Louis Lepère (French, 1849–1918) The Palace of Justice, Seen from the Notre-Dame Bridge, 1899 Bequest of Harry Drake 2013.35.628