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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, MO. (November 18, 2019) – The Springfield Art Museum is pleased to present Anders Zorn: Etchings, opening Saturday, November 30 at 10 AM. At the end of the 19th century, Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) was one of the most well-known portraitists in France, England, and the United States.
Zorn’s talent, and knack for meeting the right people, led him to paint portraits of international celebrities including three U.S. Presidents, Swedish royalty, American railroad tycoons, and renowned artists. Born in Sweden, Zorn traveled extensively to places such as Paris, America, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Morocco, and even the North Pole.
The Museum received an incredible gift of 93 of the artist’s etchings in 1970, donated by the late Arthur E. Andersen of Barrington, Illinois. From this gift the Museum created a successful traveling exhibition that toured across the U.S. in 1970 and 1971. Additional etchings were acquired in subsequent years.
This exhibition will present all 95 etchings from the Museum’s permanent collection, showcasing the full collection for the first time in many years. A catalog of Zorn's etchings is available for purchase for $25 at the Museum's retail kiosk. This exhibition opens November 30 at 10 AM; however, due to the proximity of the opening to the Thanksgiving holiday, Opening Day activities will be celebrated on December 7, 2019.
Opening Day: Saturday, December 7, 10 AM - 6 PM
10 AM - 6 PM: Demonstration Station & Pop-Up Merchandise Sales10:30 AM & 1:30 PM: Family Printmaking Activity
Slow Viewing Night: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6 PM
Anders Zorn: Etchings runs through March 8, 2020 at the Springfield Art Museum, located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Anders Zorn: Etchings is generously underwritten by Howard & Nadia Cavner.
The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, we are dedicated to enhancing the education and documenting the cultural heritage of the people of southwest Missouri through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org. For more information, please contact Joshua Best, Development and Marketing Coordinator, (417) 874-2859 or firstname.lastname@example.org