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Thursday, 29 September 2022

Born on this day: Caravaggio (1571 - 1610)

Dear reader,

We hope you had a splendid summer. Now let's get back to school with our September news, opportunities and exhibitions.


#Amsterdam The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has several print-focused exhibition spaces ('kabinetjes') which are currently showing some of the highlights of the Print Room Online Project. In the project of 15 years almost all works on paper (about 650,000) have been preserved, registered and digitized. Some of the gems and diverse narratives are now exhibited to celebrate this achievement. On show until 28 November.

#Amsterdam The Rembrandthuis opened the exhibition 'Rembrandt Revival' (until 30 October). Manet, Morisot, Whistler, Cassatt, are just a few of the famous painters who were inspired by Rembrandt to start making their own etchings.

#Oxford The Picture Gallery Christ Church shows 'Impressions of Raphael - Immortality & Myth of an artist' (until 17 October 2022). Raphael’s artistic fame never ceased and the medium of print helped to spread it, while also satisfying the demand to develop own ideas and designs. At the centre of this exhibition will be prints from the collection of Henry Aldrich (1648-1710).

#Warsaw In the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw the exhibition 'Warsaw Dancers 1944. Mieczysław Wejman' presents graphics and sketches by Mieczysław Wejman (1912-1997). In the artist's work, people subjected to the horrors of war are dancers in disturbing and somber performances. On show until 13 October.

#Washington The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art 'The Renaissance in the North: New Prints and Perspectives' is on show until 27 November 2022. Click here to view a video to get an impression.

#Philadelphia #X2 On view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art until 20 March: Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch & American Prints. See how artists from vastly different historical moments turned robust male physiques into symbols loaded with meaning. And, until 23 October, you can see the exhibit 'By Night': explore how artists have responded to the challenge of depicting darkness in the medium of printmaking.

#MET #NY The latest installation of the print room of the MET features newly acquired works by Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Edvard Munch, alongside a selection of works by Dutch artists from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Showing until 11 October.

#Dublin On view in the National Gallery of Ireland until 6 November: Dutch Drawings: Highlights from the Rijksmuseum.

#London In the Victoria and Albert Museum in London you can go see the exhibit on drawings by Beatrix Potter. On Show until January 2023.

#Harvard #Cambridge Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment' at the Harvard Art Museums. See how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment era! On show until 15 January 2023.

#Chantilly #lastchance At the Chateau de Chantilly you can go see the exhibit: Albrecht Dürer - Print and Renaissance. On show until 2 october.

#Berlin #lastchance At the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin you can visit the exhibit: 'Woodcut-Like? Twenty-Three Woodcuts from Four Centuries' until 3 October. Find more details here.


#fellowship The Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum offers practical training to two people each year through the Michael Bromberg fellowship. The aim is to deepen knowledge of printmaking techniques and print history over the course of three months. Closing date for applications is 18 December 2022.

#prize Master Drawings Association encourages the dissemination of knowledge in the field of Western draftsmanship since the Renaissance. Their Ricciardi Prize consists of $5000 for the best new and unpublished article on a drawings topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. Submissions for the 5th Annual Ricciardi Prize should be submitted by: 15 November 2022.

#PhD #opportunities Research Fellowships (10 x PhD / 60 x PostDoc), Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX: the Harry Ransom Center is thrilled to be awarding 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 60 postdoctoral fellowships for its 2023–2024 program, and the application is now open. The fellowship projects must require substantial on-site use of the collections, which support exploration of all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, and cultural history. The deadline for applications is November 14, 2022 at 5pm CST. For details and application instructions, visit the website.

#fellowships The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, awards several long-term and short-term fellowships. The Huntington is a collections-based research institute, which promotes humanities scholarship on the basis of its library holdings and art collections. DL: 15 November 2022.

#fellowship With funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the art and visual culture of the United States (pre-1980). DL: 15 November 2022.

#grant La Bella Maniera created a grant (€2000,-) to support research and encourage young researchers who wish to publish about a collection of old drawings kept in a public institution, or on a coherent graphic corpus (monograph type for example). You can apply until November 5, 2022. Find the details here.

#fellowship I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy, warmly invites applications for the 2023–2024 academic year. The David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (four or six months; deadline November 15, 2022) supports research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance. For more information, visit the website.

#fellowships The Newberry Library is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. There are long-term fellowships of 4 to 9 months (DL 1 November) and short-term fellowships of 1-2 months (DL 15 December). Check out the details here.

#grants #fellowships Applications are available now online for the 2023/2024 Residential Grants and Fellowships at the Getty Research Institute in the following competitions: Getty Scholar Grants and Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships.


#cfp #Habsburg The newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ) is inviting submissions, seeking articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. More info here. DL: 30 September.

#cfp Archival Absences: An Incomplete History of Photography (Rome, 20-24 Mar 23). A photo-historical seminar for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, organized and led by Tatjana Bartsch (Bibliotheca Hertziana), Elizabeth Otto (University at Buffalo), Johannes Röll (Bibliotheca Hertziana), and Steffen Siegel (Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen), seek to explore diverse means of knowledge production and methods for probing, mitigating, or bridging archival absences of many kinds.

Please upload the following application materials as PDF documents by October 20, 2022 via this link.

#cfp The Warburg Institute, in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies, is hosting its fourth Postgraduate Symposium: 'Mnemosyne: Forgetting, Remembering, and Rediscovering Classical Antiquity.' This is an in-person event for postgraduate students and early-career researchers held in central London on 4 and 5 May 2023. DL for abstracts: 25 November 2022

#cfp #photography The research group WONA Worlding Northern Art (The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)) calls for papers for the conference "Photographic Practices as Care-Taking" that will take place at UiT in Tromsø on 24 and 25 November 2022 – in-person and online. The conference aims to examine how photographs take part in complex networks of relations. More information can be found here. DL: 10 October 2022.


#symposium and #exhibit The Cleveland Museum of Art organised the symposium: Tales of the City: Drawing in the Netherlands from Bosch to Bruegel, which will be held on November 3 and 4 2022. It is programmed in conjunction with the exhibition openings the 9 October in the Albertina Museum in Vien.

#conference The conference 'Drawing the (artist’s) body. Materiality, processuality and expression of embodiment' organised by Elisabeth Oy-Marra und Alexander Marr, will be held at the Kupferstichkabinett - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, between 5- and 7 October. Due to limited space available, registration is required. Registration will be open until October 3rd, 2022. Find the program and details to sign up here.

#conference #photography On 6 and 7 October, at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris, the conference 'Making Pictures Talk (Faire parler les photographies)' will be held. There is free admission but limited space. Find more info and the program here.


#Antwerp #reopened after a thorough, 11 year renovation, the KMSKA (Fine Arts Museum) reopened its doors!


See you in October!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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