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Thursday, 27 January 2022 Born on this day: Jozef Israëls (1824-1911)

Dear reader,

New year: new opportunities. 2022 starts off with some exciting exhibitions, opportunities and calls for papers! Enjoy the January News Corner!


#London In the Dulwich Picture Gallery you can go see the exhibition 'Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011): Radical Beauty', until 18 April 2022. This is the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist.

#NY Whitney Museum of American Art, opened the exhibition: Labyrinth of Forms:

Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950. Women were key figures in modernist avant-garde art groups, often taking on leadership roles. They also wrote and lectured on abstraction and advanced methods of making, particularly in print media. On show until 13 March 2022.

#NY At the Met, New York: Cruel Radiance, Photography, 1940s-1960s. The show explores the flourishing of photography as a medium between World War II and the Vietnam War and focuses on recent gifts. On view until 1 May 2022.

#Cologne Parallel to the major exhibition 'Discovered! Painting Techniques from Martini to Monet', the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud dedicates its Print Room to show drawings as the basis of the artist's training and aesthetic education: Learning the Line - the art of drawing. Until 16 February 2022.

#Bremen #etching In the Kunsthalle Bremen: Goya and Manet: Revolutionary Etching. 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.

#Prague Still on view until 13 February in the National Gallery Prague: three small print exhibitions. At the Schwarzenberg Palace you can go see 'Prints with a Pedigree: Treasures from Old Print Collections'. At the Trade Fair Palace you can view 'Wenzel Hablik: Creative Forces' and 'Adolph Menzel: Between History and Common Life.'

#Antwerp On view until 6 March in Museum Plantin Moretus: Life in Antwerp through the eyes of the Italian Guicciardini. Guicciardini was a migrant who moved to the Netherlands and settled in Antwerp. In 1567 he published his bestseller: 'Descrittione (...) di tutti i Paesi Bassi altrimenti detti Germania inferiore.' In this book he describes all the cities of the Netherlands.

#Chichester The Pallant House Gallery now shows the exhibit: Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking. Open until 24 April 2022.

#Rochester Renaissance Impressions: Sixteenth-Century Master Prints from the Kirk Edward Long Collection' is currently on show at Memorial Art Gallery, NY, until 6 February.

#Otterlo #reopening Still on view in the Kröller-Müller Museum until 20 March: Aged well. Three centuries of drawings from the Kröller-Müller collection. It is not widely known that Helene Kröller-Müller also collected many drawings. A selection of the hundred finest and most exceptional old drawings has been made, from the 16th to the early 19th century.

#Champaign The Krannert Art Museum (KAM) at the campus of the University of Illinois opens the exhibition Sacred/Supernatural: Religion, Myth, and Magic in Early Modern European Prints. It is on show until 15 May.

#Amsterdam #photography From 28 January until 6 June in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Vincent Mentzel. Vincent Mentzel (1945) has long been one of the Netherlands most iconic photographers. As a photojournalist at NRC Handelsblad he helped define the news image.


#fellowship #lastchance The Frick Collection announced the availability of a two-year predoctoral Anne L. Poulet Curatorial fellowship for a doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship offers invaluable curatorial training and provides the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. DL: 30 January 2022.

#fellowships #lastchance The Center for Netherlandish Art Fellowships Program, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, calls for applications! During the program’s inaugural academic year, which begins in September 2022, the CNA will host up to three fellows. More info here. DL: 30 January 2022.

#researchfellowships #lastchance The New York Public Library offers Short-Term Research Fellowships to support scholars, based outside the New York metropolitan area, engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research in the arts and humanities. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and a maximum of four concurrent weeks. More info on their website. DL: 31 January 2022.

#fellowship The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden are awarding the fellowship Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann. The fellowship is intended to support research projects dedicated to the history, conception, or collection focus of the Hoffmann collection or aspects of the interplay between public and private art collections. DL: 7 February 2022.

#postdoc fellowship The SK Dresden are also looking to fill the position of postdoctoral fellow at the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, as part of 'The Paper Project. Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century' (supported by the Getty Foundation since 2018). The applicant should have proven expert knowledge in Old Master drawings and particularly in Italian art to collaborate on the collection catalogue of the 16th-century Italian drawings in the Dresden print room. Check the details here. DL: 11 February 2022.

#job #curator The History of Medicine Department of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, is seeking a Curator of Rare Books. The curator will manage the library and special collections of the Institute of the History of Medicine. More info on their website. DL: 11 February 2022.

#job #assistantcurator The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco is looking for an assistant curator of Prints, Drawing and Photographs. The application is open until filled! Apply here.

#director #conservation The Art Institute of Chicago has a vacancy for a Director, Paper and Book Conservation. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Grainger Executive Director of Conservation and Science, the incumbent plans and directs the work of Paper and Book Conservation. DL: 15 February 2022.

#curator #job Harvard University invites applications and nominations for the Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts (P&GA) at Houghton Library. Although the position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on February 25, 2022.

#researchfellowships The Visual Culture Program in Philadelphia invites applications for 2022–23 short-term fellowships: The William H. Helfand Fellowship for American Visual Culture and The Program in Visual Culture Terra Foundation Fellowships for Research on American Popular Graphic Arts. The stipends for both are $2500 for a one-month fellowship. DL: 1 March 2022.


#CFP Photographic History without Photographs (Leicester/online, 13-14 Jun 22). This 10th annual conference of the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) invites papers addressing contemporary debates in and around the absence of photographs. DL: 21 February 2022.

#CFP The André-Chastel Center (Sorbonne) and l’Institut de recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières (Montpellier) organise a conference on the discourse, literary uses and social preactises on around engraving in France and Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries (17-18 November 2022). DL: 20 March 2022.

#callforapplications The J. Paul Getty Museum is pleased to announce “Color on Paper”, a workshop organized in conjunction with the Getty Foundation’s Paper Project initiative devoted to training and professional development for curators of prints and drawings. “Color on Paper” will consist of a series of six virtual seminars throughout the course of 2022 and a week-long residency in Los Angeles in early 2023. More info here! DL: 31 January 2022.

#cfp #books The Yearbook for Dutch Book History publishes Dutch and English articles on the book history of the Low Countries, in all time periods. For the 30th Yearbook, to be published in 2023, they welcome in particular contributions for the theme ‘Technology and Transformation’. DL for proposals: 1 March 2022.

#cfp #photography #film Counter Image International Conference and Photo Impulse research project are calling for papers for the conference 'Decolonizing visuality' (Lisbon, 13-15 July 2022). Photo Impulse investigates the photographic and film productions of the geodesic, geographical and anthropological missions to Portugal’s formerly occupied territories in Africa and Asia. More info on their website (in Portuguese). Information in English is available here. DL: 31 March 2022.


#symposium The next symposium of the International Association of Book and Paper Conservators will be “SHOW IT AND SAVE IT – Exploring the compromises between exhibition and preservation”. The symposium will explore the conservation challenges of exhibiting art on paper, archival materials, bound volumes, manuscripts, or similar materials. 14 – 17 February 2022; online. Register here!


#acquisition The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires three rare lithographs by Van Gogh as well as his etching of Dr Gachet. Van Gogh only ever made ten prints and the lithographs exist in only four to eight impressions each.

#publication Check out this publication, edited by Magdalena Herman and Grażyna Jurkowlaniec: The Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries - Multiplied and Modified.

#publication #outnow Hot off the press (January 2022): the proceedings of the international conference on Dutch prints that was organised in conjunction with the exhibition on Netherlandish prints at the National Museum in Belgrade ( 2019): Beyond Boundaries - Conceptualizing Netherlandish Prints, edited by Dragana Kovačić and Jasmina Novaković. Check the ToC here.

#yearlyupdate Our widely used manual Terms in Print Addresses: Abbreviations and Phrases on Printed Images 1500–1900 is updated with some added expressions, like 'copyright'. Check the website for other updated publications.


See you in February!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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