Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings from the Hechinger Collection presents 50 works on paper, including drawings, intaglio, planographic, photographs, screenprints, and reliefs. Exploring the intricacies of each medium, this exhibition highlights the rich variety of materials and methods used when making a print or drawing. Artists have nearly an infinite choice of media and techniques—charcoal vs. graphite, soft pastel vs. oil pastel, etching vs. engraving, drypoint and aquatint, to name a few—all of which can be adapted and manipulated to execute the artist’s vision.
Some of the most influential artists of the twentieth century are featured in Making Your Mark, including Berenice Abbott, Jim Dine, Richard Estes, Walker Evans, Howard Finster, Ke Francis, Jacob Lawrence, Hans Namuth, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Lucas Samaras, Aaron Siskind, and Wayne Thiebaud. Each of the techniques showcased in the exhibition articulates the creative processes and various effects the artist can achieve.
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Number of Works: Approximately 50 works; 49 works on paper and 1 paper sculpture
Approximate size: Approximately 250 linear feet
Security: Medium security
Shipping: Exhibitors pay outgoing shipping for venues in the contiguous US
Booking Period: 12 weeks
Past and Future Venues
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
February 6 – May 23, 2021
June 2021 – August 2021
Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
September 18, 2021 – January 3, 2022
January 2022 – April 2022
May 2022 – August 2022
September 2022 – December 2022
January 2023 – April 2023
May 2023 – August 2023
September 2023 – December 2023
*All tour dates can be customized to fit your scheduling needs. Please contact TravelingExhibitions@ArtsandArtists.org for more information.
The complete Hechinger Collection, featuring nearly 400 works of art, was donated to International Arts & Artists in 2003 by hardware-industry pioneer John Hechinger, Sr.
John Hechinger Sr. was a longtime native of the Washington, DC area, and kept his roots strong in the community. Hechinger Hardware, founded by his father in 1911, expanded under John’s leadership and developed into a chain that stretched throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Hechinger is often credited as a pioneering figure in the twentieth-century transformation of the neighborhood hardware store into a “do-it-yourself” home improvement business.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Mr. Hechinger, a fourth-generation Washingtonian, community patron, and activist, as the first chairman of the DC City Council. He used his position to advocate for civil rights and more diverse neighborhoods. John and his wife June, lifetime patrons of the arts, amassed a beautiful and impressive collection of works, all unified by the common theme of tools and hardware. Hechinger eventually donated his collection to International Arts & Artists with the purpose of sharing it with a broader public, further enhancing his invaluable legacy.
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