Press Room / Print and Drawing Fair 2014

August 29, 2014

Print and Drawing Fair 2014

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PRINT & DRAWING FAIR

Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 2014
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Target Wing Reception Hall | Free admission

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, AUGUST 28, 2014–The Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) launches its fall season with the twenty-first annual Print & Drawing Fair, the premier opportunity in the Twin Cities to buy fine art. The event, open and free to the public Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., features hundreds of original works of art on paper for sale from twelve national dealers.

2014 marks the first year the Print & Drawing Fair will be held in the fall. The timing gives Twin Cities’ collectors early access to art acquired by participating dealers during their summer travels. Audiences can expect to see works from old masters to the latest emerging artists of today available for purchase.

The MIA itself has acquired many artworks from the Print & Drawing Fair, via purchases made at the Fair, gifts on occasion of the Fair, and purchases supported by Fair proceeds. These artworks include Rembrandt’s “Diana at the Bath” and “Saint Jerome by the Pollard Willow,” George Bellows’ “A Stag at Sharkey’s,” Albrecht Dürer’s “Melencolia I,” and Edgar Degas’ “Winding River,” currently on view in the museum’s featured exhibition, “Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.”

On Friday, September 19, the MIA’s Department of Prints & Drawings hosts a Benefit Preview and Reception for the Print & Drawing Fair. The event, featuring live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, a hosted bar, and specialty cocktails, gives attendees the first chance to browse and purchase the works of art for sale during the Fair. Tickets purchased by September 12 are $100 ($75 for MIA members). After September 12, tickets increase by $25. Tickets can be purchased by calling (612) 870-3000.

Download high resolution press images and corresponding identifications for the Print & Drawing Fair here.

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Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A. (England, Europe), A Storm at Sea, c. 1819-1831, watercolor. The Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation Endowment Fund, the Driscoll Art Accessions Endowment Fund, the Richard Lewis Hillstrom Fund, and gifts of funds from Nivin MacMillan, and Chichi Steiner and Tom Rassieur, 2014.28