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Past Exhibition

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu

When: April 13 - June 17, 2012

About the Show

The paintings, drawings, and prints of Julie Mehretu are fantastical topographies – surfaces layered with veils of intricate imagery that reveal palpable tension between figuration and abstraction. Her works address ideas of interconnected modern civilizations with fragments from maps, city grids, weather charts, and even NFL diagrams. This exhibition showcases Mehretu’s decade-long engagement with printmaking, where the discipline of printing (and thinking) in multiple layers informs her work in all media.

The exhibition is organized by the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, where Mehretu has created several of her prints. Its accompanying catalogue includes an essay by Siri Engberg, guest curator of the exhibition and curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. An adjacent display of additional paintings and drawings by Mehretu will also be on view.


Mon Closed
Tue 10am-5pm
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-5pm
Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and from Dec. 22 through Jan. 15.

Print Room - Students & Public

Wed 3pm-5pm
Fri 2pm-4pm

It is best to make an appointment with the curator of prints and drawings, Patricia Phagan.

Late Nights suspended

Thursday Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is suspended, pending further review.


Admission is free and open to the public. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.

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