Creator and Character: Artists Interpret James Joyce

October 21, 2012 - February 3, 2013

Active early in the twentieth century, Irish novelist and poet James Joyce has been a highly influential and compelling figure for other creative minds. This exhibition features prints by prominent modern artists, such as Robert Motherwell and Richard Hamilton that take on Joyce as subject. Many of the works included in the exhibition were donated to the Racine Art Museum by collector Karen Johnson Boyd.

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Gallery Sheet (pdf)
Exhibition Printmaking Glossary (pdf)
Press Room

 

EXHIBITION EVENTS

 

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Those featured include Peter Blake, Gisele Freund, Richard Hamilton, David Levine, Robert Motherwell, and Paul Wunderlich.

Peter Blake
James Joyce, from the James Joyce in Paris portfolio, 1983-84
Etching and aquatint
8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
James Joyce
Ulysses with prints by Robert Motherwell, 1988
Handbound letterpress book
13 1/8 x 10 1/16 x 5 1/16 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
Richard Hamilton
In Horne’s House, 1981-82
Etching and aquatint, 62/120
20 3/4 x 17 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine
 
This exhibition is made possible by: Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, Emile H. Mathis II Estate, in Memory of his Parents: Emil H. and Anna T. Mathis, RAM Society Members, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsor - Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Racine Community Foundation, W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - The A. C. Buhler Family, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Educators Credit Union, In Sink Erator, The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group, The Norbell Foundation, Real Racine, Runzheimer Foundation, Wisconsin Public Radio.