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Thursday, 29 December 2022

Born on this day: Elizabeth Forbes (1859-1912)

Dear reader,

The last News Corner of 2022 features some exciting exhibitions and opportunities. We wish you a most wonderful 2023!



Our hearts were broken by the news of the passing of Ger Luijten. He was a true ambassador of the graphic arts and a wonderful scholar, curator and director, who built a fantastic legacy. We wish all those who were close to him strength.

Please find Fondation Custodia's In memoriam here.



#Paris Still on view in the Louvre until 16 January: 16th-century Bolognese drawings in the Louvre collections. A selection of forty-four sheets shines a light on the evolution of Bolognese drawing all throughout the 16th century by featuring major artists as well as lesser-known, albeit prolific, figures.

#Vienna On view until 1 May 2023 in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna: Colour in Black and White - Josef Löwy's Photography Turntable (1888–1891), on Löwy's innovative way of photographing paintings under natural light.

#Munich In the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München until 8 January 2023: Swiss stained-glass window designs from Renaissance to Early Baroque.

#Berlin Artist Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt was honoured with the Hannah Höch Prize 2022 for her extensive oeuvre, which includes paintings, drawings and, in particular, typewriter graphics. In conjunction with the award, the artist presents a solo exhibition at the Kupferstichkabinett – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: Like a Spider in a Web, until 5 February 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.

#Detroit The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century, an exhibition that celebrates the range and ingenuity of artwork by contemporary printmakers, featuring more than 60 prints, posters and artists’ books by local, national and international artists. On view until 9 April 2023.

#Frankfurt am Main The Städel Museum presents 130 fantastic 15th century German and Netherlandish engravings from its own holdings in the exhibit: Before Dürer. The engravings retrace the development of the medium from its simple beginnings to ever more sophisticated creations. Prints by Martin Schongauer, Wenzel von Olmütz, and Israhel van Meckenem, but also by anonymous early engravers such as the Master ES, and the Master with the Banderoles, are on view. Several prints by Albrecht Dürer will round out the presentation. The show ends 22 January 2023.

#London The British Museum London shows "Art on paper - since 1960 - the Hamish Parker collection". From Lucian Freud to Kiki Smith, life drawing to minimalism and etching to collage, this exhibition spans an intriguing range of styles and techniques used in art on paper from 1960 to today. On show until 5 March 2023.

#Miami The solo presentation "A Little Higher" at the Lowe Art Museum features nearly fifty works by Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79). White's “images of dignity” invite to contemplate his subjects' humanity, self-worth, and agency while also acknowledging the nefarious effects of systemic racism. On show until 26 February 2023.


#job #assistantcurator The MOMA New York is looking for an assistant/associate Curator of Design. Find more information here. DL: 13 January 2023.

#stippendia Several opportunities in Wolfenbüttel. The Herzog August Library’s scholarship program offers funding opportunities for applicants at all stages of their academic career. The core condition of funding is the centrality of the Wolfenbüttel collections for the development of the respective project. All programs are international and interdisciplinary. Find details here. DL: 31 January 2023.

#curatorialfellowships The Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks applicants for up to two Claire W. and Richard P. Morse Curatorial Research Fellowships for Special Projects in Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, and Illustrated Books. DL: 4 January 2023.

#fellowships The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, offers four fellowships for talented candidates each year. Apply before 9 January 2023 for next year's positions!

#fellowships The Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) calls for applications for their Fellowship Programme. The topic of the research project must be within the field of the art and architecture of the Netherlands (Dutch and Flemish) from ca. 1350-1750, together with the art of Germany, England, and France, and their global trading networks. DL: 9 January 2023.

#juniorcurator The Allard Pierson, Amsterdam, seeks a motivated junior curator of Surinamica. The collection of the Allard Pierson holds numerous books, maps, prints and archives with a connection to the colonial history of the Netherlands. DL: 13 January 2023.

#curator Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, is seeking an Assistant Curator of Rare Books to join its Collections department. The Library holds one of the best and most comprehensive collections of rare printed science, technology, and engineering works in the world. DL: 31 January 2023.

#fellowship The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum: The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship. DL: 24 February 2023.

#curator Yale University is looking for a Curator for the Visual Arts at the Medical Library. The curator develops, interprets, and supports a robust collection of prints, posters, drawings, photography, and other visual materials.


#cfp With the overriding question of whether collectors purchased strategically or amassed drawings by accident, the Gernsheim Study Days at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in May 2023 hope to examine the full breadth of this early moment in the history of collecting works on paper. Thus, the Bibliotheca Hertziana calls for papers for the seminar titled "Accident or Strategy. The Collecting of Drawings in 16th and 17th Century Italy". Find more details here. DL: 9 January 2023.

#cfp #photography The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London, organizes a one-day workshop on the topic of Photographic Societies and Camera Clubs on 25 May 2023. Find their call for papers here. DL for proposals: 6 February 2023.

#cfp #magazine The international digital scholarly journal MDCCC1800,calls for papers for the publication of No. 12 (2023) (Edizioni Ca'Foscari). With the theme "Drawing in the 19th Century Arts: Architecture, Landscape, Photography" the issue has an emphasis on application in architecture, environmental and landscape studies, and in the history of photography and printing. Deadline for abstracts: 8 Januari 2023. Deadline for paper 26 February 2023.

#cfp #workshop Part of a bigger ambition to create an international network, the academic workshop "Script – Image – Language in Early Modern Humanism" seeks to shed light on the close connections between the studia humanitatis, the collecting of ancient artefacts and books, and the emergence of a material and visual culture of humanism, with a central focus on translations of text into visual forms as well as adaptations and transformations of texts and objects. It will take place online on 23-23 March 2023. Find details here. DL: 9 January 2023.

#prize #2x The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. The grant carries a maximum award of $1,000. Projects should provide new insights into printmaking and introduce prints to new audiences.

The APS also invites applications for the ninth Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. The Prize is given annually to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on fine art prints or printmaking. The award, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard. Following the mission of the Association of Print Scholars, articles can feature aspects of printmaking across any geographic region and all chronological periods.

Deadline for both submissions: 31 January 2023.


#fun Im-press-ive Wednesdays during the Christmas Break in Museum Plantin Moretus, Antwerp, for families with children from the age of 2,5. Print like Plantin or listen to Winter Tales (in different languages). More info here.


#book The Klassik Stiftung Weimar holds an extensive collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. As part of the research project “Connoisseurship Today,” the collection of over 1,500 drawings was made accessible to scholars for the first time. The now published catalogue includes significant collections of works. Find it on the website of Sandstein Verlag.


Happy 2023!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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