Paper Trail: Prints from the Chipstone Collection

May 18–September 10, 2006
Decorative Arts

While Chipstone is best known for its American furniture and British ceramics, this Milwaukee foundation also owns a collection of significant eighteenth and nineteenth-century prints. This exhibition uses Chipstone’s collection as the basis for exploring how the North American colonies and the new United States were presented and invented in print media.

This exhibition is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and guest curated by Meghan Doherty, PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Coordinated at MAM by Sarah Fayen, assistant curator, Chipstone Foundation.
  • Mark Catesby, Numenius Albus, 1731–1734. Colored engraving. Lent by the Chipstone Foundation.