This installation features a selection of nineteenth and twentieth century European works on paper drawn entirely from The Mint Museum’s permanent collection.

During this period, European art underwent a series of dramatic changes as artists shifted their focus from an emphasis on naturalism and academic techniques to works characterized by a more subjective response to the natural world. This change resulted in paintings and drawings that range from highly expressive to almost abstract. Works on paper, which in this installation include various kinds of prints, drawings in different media, watercolors, and pastels, often demonstrate a refreshing sense of freedom, as artists frequently use these media for sketching and experimentation. Artists represented include Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Camillle Jacob Pissarro, Giorgio de Chirco, and Edvard Munch.