The Rahr-West will be presenting Modern Near and Far in the Ruth West Gallery from June 21-August 16. This exhibit will consist of a selection of modern art prints taken from the highly extensive collection of the late Mark and Helen Hooper. Together, they built an impressive and comprehensive collection of original prints through a series of European travels that encompass various genres, movements and printing processes. The Hoopers were actively collecting at a highly experimental time in the print world, and many influential artists are represented, including: Pablo Picasso, Karel Appel, Stanley William Hayter, and Marc Chagall among others. In addition to being collectors, the Hoopers were also essential supporters of the arts community here in Manitowoc.