PRINT MONTH 2023
October 3 - 19
To watch recorded programs of past Print Months please visit the YouTube channel of the IFPDA.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023
2023 IFPDA FOUNDATION BOOK AWARD: Paper Knives, Paper Crowns; Political Prints in the Dutch Republic
Join Maureen Warren, Daniel Horst, and Meredith Hale for an exploration of the satirical visual strategies that early modern Netherlandish printmakers—such as Joan Blaeu, Romeyn de Hooghe, Willem Jacobsz and Claes Jansz Visscher—used to memorialize historical events, lionize (or demonize) domestic and international leaders, and instigate collective action. Published for an exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, Paper Knives, Paper Crowns provides a chronological arc and thematic overview of Netherlandish political prints, addressing multiple types ...
Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
A Model Workshop: Margaret Lowengrund and The Contemporaries Presented by Print Center New York.
Join us for a presentation of new research by Lauren Rosenblum and Christina Weyl, co-curators of the exhibition A Model Workshop: Margaret Lowengrund and The Contemporaries, currently on view at Print Center New York and accompanied by a multi-author publication. Rosenblum and Weyl's project recovers the legacy of Lowengrund (1902–1957), the first woman to open her own printmaking workshop in the United States; a visionary leader, organizer, and critic within the mid-twentieth century New York printmaking community; and a driving force behind the revival of artistic lithography. ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
“A Library of Decorative Arts”: Architecture and Ornament Prints from the Decloux Collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Presented by Print Council of America.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is home to one of the premier collections of European architecture and ornament prints in North America. Included in these holdings are a group of 332 rare bound albums containing more than 13,000 prints acquired in 1921 from the Parisian decorator Jean Léon Decloux (1840–1929). The Decloux collection’s primary strength is in prints executed in France during the long 18th century, when there was an extensive market for serial prints or pattern books translating innovations in architecture ...
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023
Indigenous Australian Printmaking Presented by the Association of Print Scholars
Join us for a conversation with Jessyca Hutchens and Brett Nannup on the state of contemporary Indigenous Australian printmaking, moderated by Dr. Rachel Skokowski (Janet Turner Print Museum).
Jessyca Hutchens is an art historian, a Palyku woman, and upcoming fellow at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. In 2022, she curated "Inhabiting the Trace," a selection of works by Indigenous printmakers at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Contemporary Printmaking in South Africa Presented by the Association of Print Scholars.
A conversation and virtual studio visits moderated by Dr. Rebecca Szantyr (New York Public Library) with The Artists' Press (founded by Mark Attwood and specializing in lithographs) and Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg-based printing press and non-profit that offers workshops and training).
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Print Study Day Presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Technical Innovation and Sociopolitical Impact in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Print Study Day is organized annually by the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with the IFPDA. This year’s speakers focus on specific technical developments in the history of printmaking, presenting new research on these innovations and the social contexts in which they emerged. Following the three talks, Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will moderate a discussion and Q&A.
Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Drawings for Prints: From the Paris Salons to a Symbiotic Art Market and Time Signatures: Expressionism Between Drawing and Print Presented by The Drawing Foundation.
Exhibiting Drawings for Prints: From the Paris Salons to a Symbiotic Art Market charts the early exhibition history of drawings related to prints in 18th-century France using a data-driven approach which traces the intertwined markets for the two media and spotlights two extraordinary instances in which they collided in the Paris Salons: architectural proposals for a municipal redesign, drawn directly on existing etchings; and preparatory drawings, originally made for hand-painted ...
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Drawings for Prints: Sébastien Le Clerc (1637-1714) and the Value of Preparatory Drawings for Prints: an Early Interest in the Artistic Process? and Read the Fine Print!: ‘Publish’d as the Act directs by Jane Hogarth’ presented by the Drawing Foundation.
In the early 18th-century onward, drawings became highly appreciated by amateurs as a means to evoke the artistic process and access the artist’s mind or genius. By considering Sébastien Le Clerc (1637-1714), one of the most celebrated printmakers of his time, we examine the impact of this concept on artists’ practices, with a consideration of how Le Clerc’s conception of drawing evolved at the end of his career and how it was connected to ...
Thursday, October 19, 2023
The Circulating Lifeblood of Ideas; Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints
Holly Borham, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, explores aspects of Steinberg’s print collection and how it informed the scholarship of one of the twentieth century’s most influential art historians.
Beginning in the early 1960s, with only the meager budget of a part-time art history professor, Leo Steinberg (1920–2011) amassed a collection of more than 3,500 prints that spans the medium’s five-hundred-year history in the West. Akin to books on a shelf, Steinberg’s prints
formed a visual library that shaped his scholarship in fundamental ways. ...