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Thursday, 25 February 2021

Born on this day: Pierre-August Renoir (1841-1919)

Dear reader,

We have assembled some interesting exhibitions and opportunities for you again this month. Museums here and there are cautiously reopening and the UNESCO monitors which heritage sites are open or closed; you can check it out here!


#comingsoon The exhibition 'Graphic Grandeur: Escher and his Contemporaries at Escher in The Palace' highlights the graphic art of Escher’s Dutch contemporaries. In collaboration with Kunstmuseum The Hague, the exhibition shows the versatility of Dutch graphic art through prints made by Escher’s friends, acquaintances, and mentors. Visit the website for the details.

#open The Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis has opened their exhibition 'Contemporary Swedish Printmaking' which remains on view until 20 March 2021.

#open The Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis presents 'Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice in the 1930s United States'. The exhibition includes approximately 40 works organized into themes of labor unrest, discrimination and racial violence, and reactions to the rise of fascism. On view until 16 May.

#open The Petit Palais in Paris presents an exhibition around the figure of Ambroise Vollard, as a publisher of prints and illustrated books, and his successor Henri Petiet. It is titled 'Vollard, Petiet and Modern Master Prints', and on show until 23 May 2021.

#open This exhibition 'Goya's Graphic Imagination' in the Metropolitan Museum in New York explores Goya's imagination and how his drawings and prints allowed him to share his complex ideas and respond to the turbulent social and political changes occurring in the world around him. On show until 2 May 2021.

#comingsoon The Newberry galleries in Chicago will reopen 2 March. The exhibition 'From the Stacks' presents a range of collection items, including treasures and showstoppers, as well as aesthetically challenged materials that tell compelling stories about the past. These items include printed books, maps, manuscripts, postcards, and other genres, from the later Middle Ages to the present.


#lastchance The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks to fill the Margaret R. Mainwaring Curatorial Fellowship in the department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs starting in fall 2021. It is a one year fellowship (with possible renewal for a second year) focusing on curatorial training in the graphic arts and research on the collection. DL: 1 March 2021.

#lastchance The Wolfgang Ratjen Award is an annual award for early career research in the field of graphic arts. The prize is $6,000 and an opportunity to spend three months conducting research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. DL: 28 February 2021.

#curator The Yale Center for British Art seeks a Curator of Prints and Drawings with an exceptional record of exhibitions and publications to oversee the museum’s renowned collection of works on paper. Visit the link for more information. DL: 1 June 2021.