Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein
October 30, 2011–March 25, 2012
“... an exuberant reintroduction to the power of the print ..."
-The Washington Post
Sweeping in scope, this large-scale exhibition is an epic tour of serial printmaking, featuring more than 350 prints, spanning 500 years.
Singled out by The Baltimore Sun as the Critic's Pick for Fall 2011, nearly 30 complete series of prints—most never before shown in their entirety at the Museum—reveal the true vision of renowned artists, including Dürer, Picasso, Canaletto, Lichtenstein, Duchamp, and many more.
Presented thematically, Print by Print brings together exciting and elegant designs; gripping narratives; dramatic examples of appropriation; and poignant images of war.
All of the series, portfolios, and sets of prints featured in the exhibition are drawn from the BMA's works on paper collection, considered to be one of the most significant in the country, with nearly 60,000 prints.
Print by Print's works and themes were selected by students participating in The Johns Hopkins University's spring 2011 course Paper Museums: Exhibition Prints at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Rena Hoisington, Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, worked with the students to select and write labels for the 29 series on view.
See the exhibition's prints in exquisite detail and better understand demanding printmaking techniques through online galleries and interviews with acclaimed contemporary printmakers, produced by JHU students.
Generously sponsored by The Rouse Company Foundation.
This exhibition is part of a project supported by The Johns Hopkins University through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Bottom: Andrew Raftery. Photograph by Nicholas Simko.
Artist Talk: Contemporary Printmakers
Saturday, December 3, 2 p.m.
Award-winning artists Daniel Heyman and Andrew Raftery discuss their work featured in Print by Print with master printer Brian Garner, founder of Litho Shop, a fully equipped printmaking studio in Baltimore.
Heyman and Raftery, two voices from a new generation of printmakers, explore a range of human experiences from portraits of tortured Abu Ghraib detainees to prospective home buyers perusing rooms in a stranger's house.
Participate in this engaging conversation by posting your questions to facebook.com/artbma by December 3.
Media sponsor City Paper.