MMoCA Presents Compassionate Eye: The Art of Frances Myers

  • 227 State St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 257-0158

Photo credit: Frances Myers, Bonzoi Watching, 1971. Aquatint and stencil, 20 x 11 ¾ inches; Frances Myers, Favorite Recipes, 1997. Screenprint with collage, 15 x 20 inches; Frances Myers, Gotham, 1974. Aquatint and stencil, 27 ¾ x 21 5/8 inches; Frances Myers, Les faveurs de Dieu, 1993. Etching, 36 x 29 ½ inches.

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.” Click on the Visit Website tab for more information on the artist and this exciting MMoCA exhibit.In tribute to Frances Myers (1936–2014), the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents an overview of her highly personal art that was grounded in a mastery of craft. Compassionate Eye: The Art of Frances Myers includes a selection of artworks from the 1980s into the first decade of the new century. Instructive wall texts explain the variety of experimental approaches Myers took to her art. Her work is held in many prestigious institutions including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago's Art Institute, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and London's Victoria and Albert Museum among others.

  • Times: 12PM to 5PM Tuesday thru Thursday, Saturday 10AM to 8PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM
  • Admission: Free