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An American in Venice

by The Staff on July 25, 2013

 

In 1879-80, American artist James McNeill Whistler labored over 12 etchings of Venice, Italy. He’d been commissioned to do this by the Fine Arts Society of London, and the resulting works became recognized as masterworks and were widely influential.

Beginning this weekend, the Arkell Museum will showcase 11 Whistler prints, alongside examples of work by artists he influenced. This should be quite a show.

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy opens Sunday (July 28) and will remain on view through Oct. 20 at the Arkell Museum (2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie). For more info, call 673-2334.