Whistler: The Gentle Art of Making Etchings

A brown etching of a person in a doorway

'The Doorway' © The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

3 July 2009 - 20 September 2009

Free admission

This fascinating exhibition gives remarkable insights into the etchings of American artist James McNeill Whistler, one of the greatest artists in his field. Featured in the exhibition are 34 exquisite works from the period 1854 to 1893, drawn from the University of Glasgow's world-famous Whistler collection.

Although now best known as a painter, Whistler's reputation was originally founded on his skills as an etcher and the exhibition explores his etching techniques. During his career he produced some of the most technically innovative and beautiful etchings of his day.

The exhibition has been organised by the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.

Find out more about the artist

You can find more information about Whistler by exploring the online catalogue of his work on the Huntarian Museum & Art Gallery website.