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Thursday, 25 March 2021

Born on this day: Peter van Straaten (1935-2016)

Dear reader,

Finally, spring!

We have selected some interesting exhibitions and opportunities for you again this March.


#comingsoon The Newberry Library in Chicago announces the exhibition ¡Viva la Libertad! to open 2 April 2021. Featuring maps, manuscripts, and rare books from their own collection, this exhibition addresses the Age of Revolutions 200 years ago.

#open The exhibition 'After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints' is on view in The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX, since 7 February. Open until 9 May, it shows Steinberg's legacy as a print collector. Selections from his over 3500 prints will illuminate Steinberg’s insight that prints are the “circulating lifeblood of ideas,” disseminating compositions, motifs, and styles across geographic, material and temporal boundaries, while also presenting highlights of the European printmaking tradition.

#open The MET in NY shows a selection from the Department of Drawings and Prints themed 'New York Inspired'. You can visit the exhibition until 26 April.

#open The Musée Jenisch in Vevey dedicates an exhibition to the collection of the Lausanne physician Pierre Decker. The exhibition 'Dürer et Rembrandt. La collection Pierre Decker' is on view since 2 March, until 30 May!

#open Museum Plantin Moretus in Antwerp asked five young graphic artists to capture Antwerp anno 2020 on paper. This resulted in the 'Papieren Stad', on view from 13 March until 11 April. Buy your ticket here!

#extended Extended until 24 May! 'Passion for Pictures: Netherlandish Drawings of the Eighteenth Century' in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. On display are drawings of successful eighteenth century artists, as well as high quality work of amateurs. Eighty works in total, the exhibition illustrates the emancipation of drawing in the Netherlands in the eighteenth century, as well as the preference for the picturesque, and the examination of the art of the Dutch seventeenth century.

#track Keep track of whether heritage sites are open or closed on the UNESCO website here!

*** Museums are opening and closing as a result of Covid-19 related restrictions and following government advice. As this is rather unpredictable, we advise you to keep an eye out for the reopening of museums near you ***


#fellowship The Yale University Art Gallery seeks to fill the Florence B. Selden Fellowship, a one-year, full time position. Reporting to the curators of Prints and Drawings, the fellow will supervise the department’s active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections of works on paper. The fellow will receive training in the cataloguing, handling and researching of works on paper. Mentorship will also be provided on giving gallery talks, curating exhibitions et cetera. Interested? Apply here! DL: 2 April 2021.

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