Monday, January 2, 2012

350 PRINTS SHOWCASE 500 YEARS OF PRINTMAKING @ BMA

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Print by Print: From Dürer to Lichtenstein
WHEN: Through March 25, 2012
WHERE:  Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION: free

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see more than 350 prints showcasing 500 years of serial printmaking. The epic exhibition presents 29 series from the late 15th through the 21st centuries.

Featuring artists such as Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo  Picasso, and Ed Ruscha, the exhibition draws from the BMA’s world-class print collection to explore six broad themes—narrative, design, place, imagination, appropriation and war.

Print by Print showcases a wide range of printmaking techniques from etchings and engravings to lithographs and screenprints. The series vary considerably in number and scale from Picasso’s two compelling images for The Dream and Lie of Franco (1937) to Sonia Delaunay’s 40 brillant color stencils in Compositions, Colors, Ideas (1930).

The works and themes in Print by Print were selected by students participating in The Johns Hopkins University’s Spring 2011 course: “Paper Museums: Exhibiting Prints at The Baltimore Museum of Art.” Rena Hoisington, Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, worked with students to select and write labels for the series on view.

This exhibition is a part of a project supported by The Johns Hopkins University through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Rouse Company Foundation.

Top: Installation view of Print by Print: From Dürer to Lichtenstein. Photo by Maximilan Franz