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The Wedding Dance Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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The Wedding Dance (30.374) — Pieter Bruegel the Elder

This Land Is Your Land: American Landscape Prints

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 – Sunday, January 30, 2005

The diverse regions of the United States are illustrated in approximately 100 19th- and 20th-century prints in all media. Large selections from three series that have never been on view at the DIA include John Hill’s Picturesque Views of American Scenery from 1821, George Elbert Burr’s Etchings of the Desert from 1921 and Alex Katz’s Landscapes from 2000. Visitors will also be able to see an aspect of the printmaking process: the Hill series consists of multiple states of the same images that illustrate their development from basic etching, to the addition of aquatint and the application of sophisticated hand-coloring to the final proofs. Rounding out the exhibition are individual prints by such artists as Mary Nimmo Moran, Grant Wood, Childe Hassam, Stow Wengenroth, Richard Diebenkorn and Joan Mitchell. This exhibition is free with museum admission.