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Principally Paper

November 25 through January 21, 2018

On view in the Weil Graphic Arts Study Center

Ever since the invention of paper in ancient China, and the migration of papermaking to Europe in the tenth-century, artists made the earliest use of the material in tandem with publishers. Whether intended to hold text and images or as a support for paintings or illuminations, paper has a very long history in the art world.

This exhibition of works from the Museum permanent collection will feature works that are substantially created from handmade paper using the traditional technique of pressing fibers from organic sources like wood, grass, or cotton and pressing them into flexible sheets. Twentieth-century artists using paper as supports for paintings and prints, along with others using the material for construction purposes will be included.

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.


Margie Hughto (American, born 1944), Coral Shimmer, 1983, paper construction, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, Albert W. Copeland Memorial Fund, 1983.13