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Thursday, 28 March 2024 Born on this day: Fra Bartolomeo (1472-1517)

Dear reader,

Happy spring! Find some fun exhibitions, eastereggs and cool opportunities below for you to explore.


#Brussels Discover where James Ensor was often to be found through paintings and graphical works, in the exhibit at the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR): 'Expo: James Ensor. Inspired by Brussels' . This exhibition is a collaboration by KBR and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and displays well-known works on canvas, as well as hidden treasures on paper. Until June 22 2024.

#Antwerp In the KMSKA in Antwerp the exhibition Black on White. Rubens Graphics from the KSMKA collection is on view. Rubens owed his worldwide fame partly to the prints he commissioned from his paintings. These prints are masterpieces in their own right, transforming colour and form into black and white. Until 12 May.

#Haarlem On view in the Print Cabinet of the Teylers Museum, Haarlem: Panorama- Four Centuries of Vistas. Draftsmen have ventured outdoors for centuries to draw panoramic landscapes. A quick sketch, a detailed drawing or an imaginary view: panoramic landscapes are drawn in all sizes and shapes. Ranging from large to small and from rectangular to round vistas. This rich variety begs the question: what defines a panorama? Until 18 August.

#Frankfurt She was the most famous German woman artist of the twentieth century and nevertheless an exceptional phenomenon: Käthe Kollwitz. The Städel Museum is celebrating her diversity, explosive power, and modernity with a major exhibition. On show until 9 June 2024.

#Draiflessen Storytelling. The Narrative Power of Printmaking at the Draiflessen Collection (until 28 April 2024), an exhibition delving into the fascinating world of printmaking, which kicked off a transformation in the 15th century with its new way of disseminating images.

#München At the Central Institut für Kunstgeschichte you can go see the exhibit Travelling Back: reframing a 19th-century expedition from Munich to Brazil until 5 April 2024.

#Berlin You can now go see the exhibit Rescued Modernism - Masterpieces from Kirchner to Picasso in the Kupferstichkabinett Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. On show until 21 April 2024.

#NewYork You can go see the exhibit 'Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt' at Print Center New York (until 18 May 2024). More information can be found here.

#CambridgeMA As part of the expo LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time , the Harvard Art Museums presents the series 'Carving Out Time': a life-size suite of woodcuts depicting one day in Hobbs’s life with her husband, visual artist Ariston Jacks, and their two children over five scenes. On show until 21 July 2024.

#Exeter At the Royal Albert Memorial Museum Pressing Images: prints from Exeter’s fine art collection is on view until 19 May. A multifaceted selection of forty-five works on paper and print plates, woodblocks and other printing tools will lead audiences on a captivating journey through time, from 16th-century woodcuts to the cutting-edge creations of the 21st century.

#Oxford The exhibition Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings just opened in the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. From Pieter Bruegel’s remarkable print designs and landscapes and Rubens’s first sketches to heartfelt friendship albums shared between artists, this major exhibition presents drawings rarely seen in public. Book your tickets here!

#London At the Royal Academy you can soon go see “Art, Colonialism and Change”. The exhibition brings together over 100 major contemporary and historic works (ranging from immersive installations and film to intimate works on paper and poetry) as part of a conversation about art and its role in shaping narratives around empire, enslavement, resistance, abolition and colonialism – and how it may help set a course for the future. On show until April 28, 2024.

#London At the Courtauld you can now see 'From the Baroque to Today: New Acquisitions of Works on Paper' as well as the exhibition 'The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Frank Auerbach. The Charcoal Heads'. Both on show until 27 May 2024.

#SanFrancisco At the MOMA in San Francisco you can go see the photo exhibition Zanele Muholi: Eye Me until August 11 2024.

#NewYork On show at the Met: The Real Thing: Unpackaging Product Photography. Until 4 August.

#Leiden #expo #EVENT Organised by the artist from the collective drukdrukpaint Lisanne Wepler, the expo 'Trees - our neighbours' will open soon. Subject of the exhibition are (famous) city trees in Leiden and prominent trees growing in the cemetery Groenesteeg. On show from 26 April to 12 May 2024 in Leiden. The opening is on 26 April at 15.00; with a talk on city trees by Eduard Groen (Bomenbond Rijnland). You can buy impressions too! Find more information here.


#job #curator #lastchance The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, is looking for a Curator of Photography. The candidate is responsible for the collection of photography from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and closely involved in all aspects of scientific research, publication, and interpretation of works in this field. They will also propose new acquisitions and play a significant role in exhibitions and presentations. DL: 29 March (tomorrow!)

#job #opportunity #3x The Rijksmuseum is also looking for three cataloguers for their acquisitions team! Apply here for prints, and here for photographs. DL: 7 April 2024.

#grant #getty The Paper Project supports ambitious curators of prints and drawings who want to raise the visibility of works on paper. 2024 is the final year of grantmaking for the initiative, which has to date provided $8.7 million in grants to 72 institutions worldwide.

#prize #drawings Master Drawings is now accepting submissions for the 7th annual Ricciardi prize of $5,000! The award is given for the best new and unpublished article on a drawing topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. The winning submission will be published in a 2025 issue of Master Drawings. Submit your article here. DL: 15 November 2024.

#prize #drawings Bella Maniera presents a new prize dedicated to supporting research on Italian or French drawings from the 15th to 20th century. The prize holds €4000 and can be, for example, used for research on a master's thesis, an article, or preparatory research for an exhibition. More info here! DL: 2 April 2024.

#job The Dallas Museum of Art seeks a promising and dynamic scholar in the field of art history for the new position of Allen and Kelli Questrom Assistant/Associate/Curator of Prints and Drawings. The candidate is responsible for directing the exhibitions, programs, and material resources of the prints and drawings collection, comprised of almost 6,000 works. DL: 31 March 2024.

#APS The Association of Print Scholars invites thematic proposals for its sponsored panel at the 113th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference to be held in New York, February 12–15, 2025.

The APS-sponsored panel may be related to any period, theme, or aspect of print scholarship. If you are interested in chairing a panel, please submit a title and 250-word abstract that describes the subject of your session. Find more info here! DL for proposals: 10 April 2024.


#cfp #photography The peer-reviewed journal Philosophy of Photography calls for papers for their next issue. The editors warmly invite submissions from researchers and practitioners who seek to explore any aspect of photography as well as related modes of imaging and visual or digital culture from a critical and theoretical standpoint. Find more info here! DL: 15 June 2024.


#exploreSAS Explore the School of Advanced Study programme of seminars, lectures, conferences, and workshops, which bring together arts and humanities researchers from around the world, here. For example a short course on Movable Books, taking place on 26 April!

#excursion The Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, organizes an excursion to Bad Bentheim and the Bentlage printing association on 18 April, as part of the exhibition STORYTELLING. Read more here.

#program Explore the Newberry Library's adult education classes on their website. For April, you can still register for the program Typographic Realia: Wood Type as Historical Objects on 11 April.


#publication #outnow You can now get the book 'Female Printmakers, Printsellers, and Print Publishers in the Eighteenth Century -The Imprint of Women, c. 1700–1830', edited by Cristina S. Martinez, University of Ottawa, and Cynthia E. Roman, Yale University, here.

#Acquisition From Print Quarterly: The Art Institute of Chicago has just acquired an important group of 1,440 Dutch and Flemish Mannerist prints from the New York businessman Charles Hack. The collection expands significantly on Hendrick Goltzius, Jacques de Gheyn II and Jan Harmensz Muller. Exhibition in 2027 is planned!

#ArsGraphica #spread the word #getintouch Ars Graphica seeks new coordinators for our local satellites! This is your chance to promote the Graphic Arts in your area. As the local satellite coordinator you may, for example, organize collection visits, informal meetings, or visits to any event connected to the Graphic Arts for the AG members in your area.

We are looking for people for AG London and AG Paris. Or, if you want to set up a satellite in your own area, please let us know as well! Don't hesitate to contact us for more information! Email our president at


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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