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  • Krannert Art Museum exhibition depicts Dutch prints as the original social media

    Image of a 17th-century engraving showing two soldiers on a horse waving flags, another man on a giant insect in the foreground, and ships and cannons in the background.

    A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic,” examines the visual strategies of Dutch printmakers and the ways they used images to promote political interests.

    Romeyn de Hooghe, “Arlequin sur l’Hyppogryphe a la Croisade Lojoliste.” Armée van de Heylige Ligue voor der Jesuiten Monarchy, 1689. Engraving and letterpress on paper. Museum purchase through the John N. Chester Fund. 2019-7-1.

    Courtesy Krannert Art Museum


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Maureen Warren, email For more information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at

    The exhibition and publication are made possible with grant support from the Getty Foundation through its initiative, The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century; as part of the DutchCultureUSA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; Ambassade De France, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States; and by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation; the Netherland-America Foundation; Historians of Netherlandish Art; Association of Print Scholars; and the Illinois Arts Council. Additional funding is provided by the Rosann Gelvin Noel Fund.

    Publication of “Paper Knives, Paper Crowns” is made possible in part by a grant from Furthermore: A Program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund and a gift from Elizabeth Warnock to the Department of Art History at Northwestern University.