State Round Up

Ann Arbor: U-M art museum opens Whistler prints exhibition
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 works by the 19th century American artist James McNeill Whistler will go on display for three months at the University of Michigan.

The exhibition is called “On Beauty and the Everyday: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler” and runs Saturday through Nov. 28 at the school’s Museum of Art. The works come from its collection.

The exhibition explores Whistler’s life and career, his artistic concerns, the tools and techniques he used as a printmaker, and the interests and legacy of collector Margaret Watson Parker.

Most of Whistler’s works at the museum were from Parker’s collection.

While the exhibition is focused Whistler’s prints, the artist is widely known for the iconic painting of his mother.