Compassionate Eye: The Art of Frances Myers
May 14, 2016 to November 6, 2016

In tribute to Frances Myers (19362014), the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents an overview of her highly personal art that was grounded in a mastery of craft. Myers was an innovative printmaker as well as arts educator of distinction and great influence. For twenty-five years she taught generations of students in the Art Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, many of whom went on to distinguished careers in American academia. She imparted her deep knowledge of intaglio and relief processes while also freeing herself and her students to explore new processes, forms, technologies, and subject matter. In 2012, She described her history as a printmaker as a “flow of etching, relief, Xerox, large format engineering copier prints, wall installation, digital prints, video, and video stills printed onto canvas and translucent media.”