March 9, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours

at Piedmont Arts

This exhibition explores evocative artistc images of night called nocturnes. Luminous apparitions of the divine, dazzling fireworks, lamplit urban streets, and twilight’s soft glow upon natural landscapes are among subjects that have intrigued and challenged printmakers across the centuries. Nocturnes by European and American artists reveal the dark hours to be just as conducive to lively spectacles as quiet hours of solitude Nightfall demonstrates how artists employ a range of printmaking techniques—mezzotint (a tonal method called the “dark manner”), etching, engraving, woodcut, and lithography— to render contrasts between light and shade as well as the atmospheric effects of light emanating from the night sky or electrical sources. Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, March 8, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits On display March 9 – April 27, 2019 Bettie Bowles On display March 9 – April 27, 2019 VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century March 21 – 23, 2019 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, April 18, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm EDWARD HOPPER, NIGHT SHADOWS, 1921, ETCHING ON PAPER, VMFA (2009.356), GIFT OF MALCOLM B. BRADLEY

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