Women of Atelier 17

Women of Atelier 17
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Women of Atelier 17 showcases the work of eight female artists who were members of the experimental printmaking workshop Atelier 17 in New York during the 1940s and ‘50s. The studio was founded in Paris and moved to New York by Stanley William Hayter, where it became renowned for pushing the boundaries of what was thought possible in etching and engraving, and for bringing printmaking into the world of midcentury Modernism. While the studio’s female members contributed significantly towards these innovations, their accomplishments often were undervalued and misunderstood by critics in their own day. 

This exhibition of etchings, engravings, and block prints from the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection was inspired the book The Women of Atelier 17: Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York by Christina Weyl.  

February 24 - August 6, 2023
Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields
Advance Tickets Recommended

Worden Day (American, 1912–1986), Now Flowing, 1957, ink on paper, color paster relief print, 26 × 71-3/4 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, credit line TK © Estate of Worden Day.