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By Night

Exhibition: 15 April - 23 October 2022

Artists have turned to the nighttime for inspiration for centuries. By Night presents nocturnal scenes from the museum’s collection and explores how artists have responded to the challenge of depicting darkness in the medium of printmaking. Together, the prints show night as a time of duality—for work and leisure, for refuge and adventure, for solitude and gathering.

The exhibition includes work by modern American and European artists, as well as many late nineteenth-century examples, and several Dutch Old Master prints.

Jan Gillisz van Vliet, (ca. 1600/1610–1668), Bearded Man Reading (Allegory of Sight), 1634
Philadelphia Museum of Art