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Ellsworth Kelly Centennial: Focus on Prints

Over his six-decade-long career, Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) made more than 400 prints alongside his work in painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. In conjunction with the centennial celebration of Kelly's birth, this panel considers the primacy of printmaking in Kelly's practice, the role of other mediums and source material, the space of the print workshop, and the relationship of the artist and collector.

With Samantha Friedman, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art; James Reid, Gemini G.E.L. printer (1979-2015), and Jordan Schnitzer. Welcome by Jack Shear, President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Introduction by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz. Moderated by Judy Hecker, Executive Director of Print Center New York. This program is presented jointly by Print Center New York and the IFPDA Foundation with support from the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.


Behind the Scenes with the Print Curators 

Join us for an unscripted conversation with print curators from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Jennifer Farrell), Whitney Museum of American Art (Kim Conaty), and Baltimore Museum of Art (Leslie Cozzi) to learn about how they work on their collections, acquisitions, and exhibitions, and find out about upcoming initiatives and projects. Moderated by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz. This program is presented by the Association of Professional Art Advisors.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th - 12:00PM

New Ground: Jacob Samuel on Contemporary Etching - Jacob Samuel in conversation with artists Charline von Heyl and Josiah McElheny. Moderated by Esther Adler.

Join Master Printer and Publisher Jacob Samuel, artists Charline von Heyl and Josiah McElheny, with moderator, Esther Adler, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, for a panel discussion about Samuel's belief in etching as the most flexible of print mediums, and the challenges and benefits for contemporary artists working with this technique. This program is presented in conjunction with the concurrent exhibition New Ground: Jacob Samuel and Contemporary Etching at The Museum of Modern Art.


Dürer’s Prints and the Islamic East with Susan Dackerman Presented by Print Council of America

Durer's Prints and the Islamic East will explore three of the artist’s most enigmatic print projects: the engraved Sea Monster, woodcut Knots, and etched Landscape with Cannon. Dürer’s prints demonstrate his knowledge of the politics, trade, and religion of the Mamluk and Ottoman Empires, much of which has been forgotten over the past half century.


Susan Dackerman is an art historian and curator who has held posts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Getty Research Institute, and Stanford University. Her exhibitions and catalogues include Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Engravings, Etchings, and Woodcuts, (Baltimore Museum of Art, 2002); Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, (Harvard Art Museums, 2011); and Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, (Harvard Art Museums, 2015); as well as Jasper Johns: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Monotypes, with Jennifer Roberts, (Matthew Marks Gallery and Yale University Press, 2017). She currently lives in Los Angeles and recently completed the book, Dürer’s Knots: Early European Print and the Islamic East (Princeton University Press, 2024).



Colonialism is the Real AIDS: Artist and Activist Juan Sanchez in Conversation with Deborah Cullen - Moderated by Jennifer Farrell

Juan Sánchez is an influential American visual artist and activist, and one of the most important Nuyorican cultural figures in recent decades with work in the permanent collections of The Met, MoMA, El Museo del Barrio and more. Over 50 years he has produced an extensive body of prints (with Tamarind Institute, Wildwood Press, and the Robert Blackburn Workshop) that consistently address issues that are as relevant now as they were in the 1980s – race and class, cultural identity, equality, social justice, and self-determination. 


Deborah Cullen is Program Officer for Arts and Culture at the Mellon Foundation. Prior to her current position, she was Executive Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Director and Chief Curator of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Director of Curatorial programs at El Museo del Barrio, and Curator of the print collection at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

Jennifer Farrell is curator for modern and contemporary prints, illustrated books, and artists' books at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Printing Contemporary; A Conversation with the Next Generation of Artists Making Print an Essential Part of Their Practice. Elleree Erdos, Jameson Green and Chase Hall



Drawings and Prints; An Evolving Relationship

The acts of drawing and printmaking have always been intertwined. Historically, drawing has been the space of inspiration and development before setting the burin to plate or crayon to stone. This panel will discuss the areas of intersection between drawings and prints and how the understanding of the relationship between these two mediums has changed over time and continues to evolve in current scholarship. The subject of this panel is inspired by this year’s Master Drawings New York showcase at IFPDA: Drawings for Prints. Organized in collaboration with The Drawing Foundation and Master Drawings New York.


Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jamie Gabbarelli, Prince Trust Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago

Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art

Chris Bishop, President, Master Drawings New York

Moderated by David Tunick, President, IFPDA.


The Publisher’s Gambit; The Mysterious Business of Print Publishing with Nadine Orenstein and Phil Sanders

The mysterious business of print publishing has changed little since Hieronymus Cock and Volcxken Diericx founded the print publishing house, Aux Quatre Vents (The Four Winds) in Antwerp in 1548.  They understood that every print requires the skills and expertise of an artist, a printer, and a publisher to make the leap from imagination to a physical reality.  Recognizing that these roles did not need to be performed by the same person, they divided up the labor, pairing artists with printmakers and selling the prints themselves.  This method of divided labor has remained to this day a common and time-tested business model. 


Join Nadine Orenstein, the Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Phil Sanders, Master Printer, Author, and Publisher, for a lively discussion on the origins of modern print publishing in the 16th century, how it works today, and why print publishers are still willing to bet it all on the art.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th - 12:00PM

Ed Ruscha In Conversation with Christophe Cherix, Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN at The Museum of Modern Art.



Art and Labor in America; Artist Yashua Klos and Curator Allison Rudnick (The Met)

This conversation is offered in conjunction with the exhibition curated by Allison Rudnick, Art For the Millions; American Culture and Politics in the 1930’s at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the special project installation of Yashua Klos' mural Our Labor at the Javits Center. 

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