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Thursday, 27 October 2022

Born on this day: Mary Moser (1744-1819)

Dear reader,

Autumn is in full swing, and so are some fantastic opportunities, exhibitions and great events presented in Spooktober's TNC.


#Amsterdam With a recent donation of contemporary woodcuts, the Rijksmuseum will showcase the works in the November exhibit 'Living Color'. It includes the vibrant and modern printmaking of Fukami Gashū (b. 1953) with more than 70 prints and preliminary studies made in the past forty years.

#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.

#LosAngeles Soon in the LACMA, Los Angeles: Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany. It explores the shared subjects and visual strategies of two key moments in 20th-century political printmaking: the revival of German Expressionist graphics and the formation of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Print Workshop) in Mexico City. On view from 29 October until 22 July.

#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.

#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.

#exhibit The exhibition the 'De prent - Sleutel voor eigentijdse grafiek' at the Museum Oude Slot in Veldhoven showcases the work of 38 graphic artists who selected the museum's 17th to 19th-century prints as their initial inspiration. Until 27 November 2022.


#curator The Allard Pierson, Amsterdam, is looking for a curator of Printed Works. Find more information here! DL: 6 November.

#fellowship The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas offers a residential (pre-doc) fellowship program as a part of its mission to become a major research center on modern and contemporary drawing. The program fosters the highest level of scholarship and makes possible rich, interdisciplinary, object-based conversations on the drawing medium’s history, theory, criticism, and practice. DL: 16 December 2022.

#fellowships Applications for the Visiting Fellowships in Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford are now open. New fellowships are added this year (e.g. on Women’s History). DL: 2 December 2022.

#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. 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 18, 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 The Dutch Research Council (NWO) published a new call of the Museum Grants program with a budget of €600,000. Museum employees may apply for grants to conduct scientific research in museum collections, resulting in an open access publication. DL: 22 December.


#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, it will be held in London on 4-5 May 2023. DL for abstracts: 25 November 2022


#workshop Printmaking for Curators and Scholars (Minneapolis, 24-28 July 2023). The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is currently accepting applications for the second of its two-part series of intensive hands-on printmaking workshops for emerging scholars and curators, which is generously funded by The Getty Foundation’s initiative, The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century. This five-day workshop will be dedicated to intaglio techniques (etching, drypoint, engraving) and will be hosted in Minneapolis, MN, in partnership with the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

#conf The conference 'Photographic Practices and the Making of Religion' will take place at 25-26 November at Universität Leipzig, Institut für Kunstgeschichte and will investigate the multi-material, sensorial, and haptic features of photographs and their role in the shaping and transformation of religious communities, practices, and cults.

#lectureseries The Book & Print Initiative was founded in 2017 to bring together scholars of books, printed material, and printing, at all career stages, across the School of Advanced Study (SAS). The seminar is an umbrella for new and existing projects. Next seminar is November 10: Flong Time, No See: a Look at a Forgotten Link in the Acceleration of Printing - Glenn Fleishman.

#conf This online symposium 'African Photography: The Ethics of Looking and Collecting' at 11 November 2022 draws together scholars, artists, and curators who explore the ethics of working with photographs and methods to decolonize the medium, and its histories. Since the 1990s, exhibitions of African photographers such as Seydou Keïta have raised questions about the relationship of ownership to authorship, visibility to privacy. Concerns about the ethics of looking and collecting have grown more urgent with recent debates about the restitution of African cultural heritage. More information here.

#workshop The Workshop in Munich on 2 November 2022 is titled 'Fotografie als Ware und Material der Kunstgeschichte um 1900'. Find more information here.

#lectureseries Check out the 4-part "Art Histories in Dialogue" online lecture series program! Up for inspiring dialogue and conversations on a wide range of topics with top-notch speakers? The theme is 'Bodies in Dialogue'. Register here.

#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 3 and 4 November 2022. It is programmed in conjunction with the exhibition opening the 9 October in the Albertina Museum in Vienna.


#donation The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam received the largest-ever gift of Japanese prints. Elise Wessels donated, through the Für Elise Foundation, a substantial part of her collection. Read the press release here!

#newcurators Maud van Suylen and Austėja Mackelaitė have been appointed as the new curators of drawings at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Congrats to both! Find the press release here.

#podcast The Metropolitan museum of 'Immaterial: Season One'. The Immaterial podcast uses the materials of art to reveal surprising histories, explore meaning, and unlock complex stories that go far beyond the tangible.


See you in November!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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