Print Study Day Presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Technical Innovation and Sociopolitical Impact in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
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.
Dox Thrash, Carborundum Printmaking, and the Politics of Representation
Allison Rudnick, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Any manner of printing, whether industrial or artistic”: Behind the Technical Ambitions of Le Corbeau (1875) by Mallarmé and Manet
Sarah Mirseyedi, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, RISD Museum, Providence
The Role of Reproductions in the Development of a Japonisme Aesthetic
Rebecca Capua, Conservator, Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Q&A moderated by Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Allison Rudnick is Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversees the visual culture and ephemera collections. Her exhibitions include Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s, on view at The Met through December 10th, 2023. Prior to joining The Met, she worked at the printshop and publisher Harlan & Weaver, and she has published and presented extensively on printmaking practices and visual culture.
Sarah Mirseyedi is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her doctorate at Harvard University in 2022, with a dissertation on Edouard Manet and his engagement with the mass image industry throughout his career. She holds an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a B.A. in art history from Hollins University.
Rebecca Capua is Conservator in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which she joined in 2009. She graduated from the NYU-IFA Conservation Center. Her research has focused on printmaking within the circles of Japonisme in the United States and Europe, as well as on philosophical and historical issues surrounding facsimile display in museums.