Thursday, April 1, 2010
Maxfield Parrish at the Everson
Fantasies and Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print
April 29 - July 11, 2010
During the height of Maxfield Parrish's popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, he was the most reproduced American artist of his era. Disseminated through magazine covers, book illustrations, calendar pads, advertisements and color reproductions, Parrish's images occupied a ubiquitous presence in popular visual culture. While recent exhibitions of Parrish have focused mainly on his original oil paintings, Fantasies and Fairy-Tales represents the first comprehensive sampling of Parrish's work in a variety of printed media. His whimsical designs based on fairy-tales and nursery rhymes were a favorite of early twentieth century advertisers.
Tickets to this exhibition will cost $10 non-members, $8 children under 18, students (w/ college ID), Military (w/ ID), and seniors (65+). Everson Members and children under 5 are admitted free. A special family rate is available for $30 (including 2 adults and 4 dependent children). Group tours are available at a special rate of $8 per person, must be booked in advance. K-12 school tours will be offered at no charge, must be booked in advance through the Education Department. Tickets may be purchased in advance at everson.org, or during the exhibition at the Everson Ticket Desk.
Public tours are available on Thursdays at 2.00pm. These tours are complimentary with exhibition admission, and no reservation is required.
This exhibition is organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, DC &International Arts, Memphis, TN.
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Image: Maxfield Parrish, Ecstasy, 1930. Calendar detail, 38¾" x 18" [39¼" x 18¾"]. Lenders: Collection of Kathleen and George Nitschelm, Heritage Auctions (HA.com).