Exhibit Opening Feb. 23 in Museum

Photo of student looking at a work in the Southeast Regional Museum

The exhibit features eight prints made by wood engravings from drawings by Winslow Homer, which were published in Harper’s Weekly during 1869 and 1870.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 20, 2007 – “Woodcuts, Engravings & Lithographs:  Selections from the Permanent Collection” opens Feb. 23 in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum.

The exhibit features eight prints made by wood engravings from drawings by Winslow Homer, which were published in Harper’s Weekly during 1869 and 1870. Homer, along with Honoré Daumier, Paul Resika, Pablo Picasso and other artists created drawings that became woodcuts, engravings or lithographs.

The pieces represent some of the earliest forms of printable images and span several continents, with subjects including figures, landscapes and architecture.  This exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display through March 25. The Southeast Missouri Regional Museum is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Memorial Hall. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. 

For additional information visit http://www5.semo.edu/museum or contact Ellen Hahs at (573) 651-2301.