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Thursday, 28 October 2021

Born on this day: Caroline Hammer (1832-1915)

Dear reader,

Get ready for your monthly portion of graphic arts news in this Spooktober News Corner.


#NewYork On view in the Met, until 17 January 2022: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Revolution, Resistance, and Activism. The drawings, prints, and posters, from the eighteenth century to the present, relate to the American, French, Haitian, Mexican, and Russian revolutions, the abolition of slavery, and campaigns for and against the dominant political systems of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

#NY #MET Also in the MET, the exhibit: Modern Times: British Prints, 1913–1939, conveys the vibrancy and innovation, as well as the destruction and turmoil of life of industrial change. It opens 1 November 2021.

#NY At The Morgan Library & Museum you can go see 'Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden', until 23 January 2022. It focuses on the drawing collection of the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden.

#Washington #aquatint On show from 24 October until 21 February 2022: 'Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya' in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Aquatint, a new technique in the 18th century, swept through Europe, yielding an extraordinary range of works. More info here!

#exhibition #Baltimore In the Baltimore museum of Art the exhibit 'Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power & Protest' displays approximately 75 illustrations of female power and courage. It includes prints by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya, and Edvard Munch. On show until 19 December 2021.

#Ottawa On view in the National Gallery of Canada until 14 November 2021: 'The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins–McClaran Print Collection'. The selection of prints ranges from the German 15th century through the Dutch 17th century, to the 20th century in Europe and North America, including names like Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Albrecht Dürer, Hendrik Goltzius, Jusepe de Ribera, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jean-François Millet, John James Audubon and many others. Get your ticket here.

#Valencia In Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia you can now see the exhibit: Piranesi. III Centenari (1720-2020). Until 30 January 2022.

#exhibit #Oxford On display until 3 January 2022, the exhibition 'Tokyo: Art & Photography' in the Ashmolean Museum. Highlights include historic folding screens and iconic woodblock prints, video works, pop art, and contemporary photographs by Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.

#Hokusai #London The exhibit 'Hokusai - The Great Picture Book of Everything' at the British Museum shows 103 recently acquired drawings by Hokusai are displayed, produced in the 1820s–1840s for an illustrated encyclopedia called The Great Picture Book of Everything. More information on the website. Open until 30 January 2022.

#Exhibit #London Also in the British Museum, 'Enticing Peaks', presents a selection of the finest prints from Robert Wylie Lloyd's (1868-1958) collection that reveal his admiration for the Alpine landscape and his interest in Swiss customs and mythology. More information here. On show until 30 January 2022.

#exhibition #Haarlem #lastchance On view until 7 November: Baroque at Teylers. The Teylers Museum shows a selection of their fine collection of 17th century Italian drawings in this exhibition.

#drawings #lastchance #Versailles Until 7 November 2021, the Palace of Versailles presents an exhibition devoted to all their acquisitions of drawings between 2000 and 2020: 'Dessins pour Versailles, vingt ans d'acquisitions.'

#exhibit #chateaudechantilly Until 30 November, the exhibit 'Le Trait de la Séduction' with drawings from the School of Fontainebleau, of which many have never been shown and which are nevertheless essential in the history of the French Renaissance art, can be viewed at the Château de Chantilly.

#drawings #contemporary #Vevey The Musée Jenisch in Vevey presents 'XXL- le dessin en grand', highlighting the work of nearly thirty contemporary artists drawing on large scale. On view until 27 February 2022.

#Bremen The Kunsthalle opened the exhibit: Goya and Manet: Revolutionary Etching on 23 October. The exhibition in the Department of Prints and Drawings shows Goya’s impressive etchings and presents them next to selected works by Manet. On view until 27 February 2022.

#Zürich To reveal the histories and uncover the complex role of the cornice in architecture, urbanism and art, the exhibition at the Graphische Sammlung ETH will unite a unique selection of over 150 drawings, prints, books and objects from the 15th century to the present day, some shown for the first time in Switzerland. Check the website for more info. On show until 14 November.

#Antwerp In the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you can now go see the exhibit 'Heroes in Armour', which displays 16th century printed editions of chivalric novels, putting the knight in the spotlight. On show between 29 October and 23 January 2022. Find more info here.

#international World Press Photo has exhibitions in many countries these months, click here to find an exhibition/event near you!


#curatorialassistant #lastchance The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, is accepting applications for a full-time curatorial assistant for the Department of Prints and Drawings. The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Department’s curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities. Apply here. Extended DL: 29 October 2021.

#curatorialassistant #lastchance The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is seeking a full-time Curatorial Assistant in the Prints and Drawings department. The Curatorial Assistant plays a central and fundamental supportive role in the daily activities of the department and works closely with the Curator and varied departments in the Museum. DL: 29 October 2021.

#projectassistant The APS seeks a highly organized, collegial, and efficient temporary project assistant to help support the development of two workshops for early career curators of prints and drawings scheduled for May 2022 and June 2023. More info here. DL: 30 October 2021.

#grants #ThePaperProject #Getty The Getty Foundation announced a new cycle of grants for The Paper Project! Grants (ranging from $25,000 to $125,000) are available for early- to mid-career curators of prints and drawings to support exhibitions, publications, workshops and digital projects. Find more info here! DL intent to apply: 1 November 2021. DL full application: 1 December 2021.

#job The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an Associate Curator or Curator of Prints with a broad knowledge of prints who can expand, diversify, and reinterpret existing canons and has an interest in printmaking before 1800 or pre 1950 America. Find the details here. Accepting applications as of 1 October 2021.

#grant #drawings Bella Maniera offers a grant (€2000,-) for a researcher wishing to publish a study of a collection of old drawings kept in a French institution. More info on their website! DL: 5 November 2021.


#cfp #conference #colourprints On 23 and 24 June 2022 the conference 'Printing Colour and Colouring Prints in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe: Comparative Perspectives' will take place, organized by the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Check the link for the call for papers, DL: 1 November 2021.

#prize #drawings Master Drawings is seeking submissions by scholars under the age of 40 for the 4th Annual Ricciardi Prize! The winning submission will be awarded $5,000 with a publication date in 2022. Only unpublished essays on drawings topics will be considered. DL: 15 November 2021.

#cfp #Fontainebleauschool The Bibliothèque nationale de France organizes two study days on 9-10 June 2022 to mark the end of a two-year research and cataloguing project centred on their rich collection of prints and drawings. The colloquium focuses on new research on the Fontainebleau School. The proceedings will be published in the online journal the Nouvelles de l’Estampe. DL for proposals: 4 December 2021.

#cfp The 36th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians (IPH) will be held in Krems/Donau, Austria from 17 to 22 August 2022. The congress, entitled 'Paper of Graphic Art', will focus on paper, whatever its source, used as the primary material for Graphic Art world-wide. Since books and their paper were the focus of numerous previous IPH meetings, the congress will now address graphic art on paper. Because of this, research on any paper is welcomed, so long as they may be connected with prints and drawings in one or the other way (including contemporary installations involving paper). Check the website for details. DL: 15 February 2022.


#makingprints #workshop The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is currently accepting applications for the first of two intensive, hands-on printmaking workshops for emerging scholars and curators funded by The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century. The five day workshop takes place in New Mexico between 23-27 May 2022. Find more information here. DL: 6 November 2021.

#lectures The Book and Print Initiative seminar series will continue this Autumn. Check the website for the upcoming (online) talks.


#Rubens #drawing Rubens returns home! The Flemish Community acquired a Rubens drawing that was believed to be lost for 307.400 euro. The work has been given on long-term loan to Museum Plantin-Moretus and is included in the Flemish List of Masterpieces.

#RKD The newest research project on Frans Pannekoek by the RKD in The Hague presents an overview of Pannekoek’s graphic art from 1959 to 2017. The catalogue details more than 350 different prints, with reproductions of most of the impressions in public collections. Check it out here. On 2 November Jan Piet Filedt Kok and Willemijn Stammis will give a RKD Talk.

#literature Out now: Print Culture at the Crossroads. The book investigates how the spread of printing shaped a distinctive literary culture in Central Europe during the early modern period. Buy it here.


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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