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Thursday, 25 April 2024

Dear reader,

With this News Corner we move from April into May - and there are many great exhibitions that we can go see along the way.


#SanMarinoCA At the Huntington, San Marino, you can go see 'Paintings in Print: Studying Art in China'. This exhibition examines the ways painting manuals published in the 17th and 18th centuries used innovative printing methods to introduce the techniques, history, and appreciation of painting to widening audiences in early modern China. Open until 27 May 2024.

#SanFransisco At the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco you can go see 'Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World'. This two-part exhibition (the floating world and the modern world) highlights this stylistic transition and the work of one artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who successfully spanned them both. Until 18 August 2024.

#Cologne At Galerie Buchold, the exhibition 'The Adroit Princess: Marie Laurencin's Prints and Book Illustrations' shows about 60 prints and 30 illustration projects. Until 4 May 2024.

#Paris Opening soon in the Fondation Custodia: A Passionate Eye. Ger Luijten and Twelve Years of Acquisitions. Ger Luijten was director of the Fondation Custodia for twelve years, from June 2010 until his premature death in December 2022. During this period, Ger Luijten pursued a bold, dynamic acquisitions policy, putting his well-trained eye and his experience at the service of the Fondation Custodia. From 27 April until 7 July.

#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.

#TheHague On show in Museum Bredius, The Hague: Between the Lines. Prints from Leiden University. Until 30 June.

#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. This rich variety begs the question: what defines a panorama? Until 18 August.

#Berlin Opening tomorrow in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin: The Allure of Rome: Maarten van Heemskerck Draws the City. In 1532, Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574) embarked on a journey to Rome. From his five-year stay in the Eternal City, the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin has preserved a unique collection of around 160 drawings. Until 4 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.

#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 22 June 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.

#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 in the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is on view until 23 June. 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.

#London At the Courtauld you can 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.

#WestPalmBeach At The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach FL, The Paper Trail: 500 Years of Prints from the Jonathan "Jack" Frost Collection is on view until 11 August. Selected from a Florida-based collection, this exhibition of prints spans nearly five centuries of European and American printmaking.

#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.

#NewYork The Museum of Modern Art announces the first-ever New York City museum retrospective devoted to Käthe Kollwitz. On view at MoMA is the exhibit Käthe Kollwitz presenting a focused exploration of the artist’s career in approximately 110 rarely seen examples of her drawings, prints, and sculptures drawn from public and private collections in the US and Europe. Until July 20.

#FrankfurtamMain The Städel Museum presents an exhibition of 120 works by the French artist Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) to mark the 125th anniversary of the Städelscher Museums-Verein: 'Honoré Daumier - The Hellwig Collection'. On view until 12 May 2024.

#Ferrara From 23 March to 21 July 2024 the exhibition rooms of the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara will for the first time present the works of Escher in: 'M.C. Escher in the Palazzo dei Diamanti'.


#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.

#scholarship Birkbeck, University of London, and the British Library offer a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from 1 October 2024 under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme on the topic: 'Re-Evaluating the Status of Prints at the British Library'. Find more information here. DL: 29 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.


#symposium Delineavit et Sculpsit and the Teylers Museum organize the symposium Paper Art for the Public (Papierkunst voor het publiek) on 7 June. The presentations are in Dutch. Find the program here!

#meeting The 48th annual meeting of the American Historical Print Collectors Society will take place in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The meeting includes a program of first-rate speakers, as well as special tours of several of the region’s outstanding cultural collections. Check the line-up op speakers and the topics here.

#GettyPaperProject #workshop Dieu Donné invites applications for an intensive four-day, hands-on workshop and seminar on hand papermaking in fine art for early- to mid-career curators and specialists in the field of prints and drawings. The goal of the seminar is to empower curators and print specialists to better understand papermaking as a medium, artworks on and of paper, and the relationship of papermaking to printmaking and drawing. The workshop will take place in Brooklyn, NY, 3-6 February 2025. Apply here! DL: 20 May 2024.

#lecture For the The Association of Print Scholars (APS) 8th annual distinguished scholar lecture, they have invited Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. In her lecture, entitled “Invisible Writing: Disciplinary Intersections and Blind Spots,” Ms. Drucker will draw on her experiences in poetics, publishing, and scholarly work to address the often invisible role of written language across disciplines. Sign up for free here.

#meeting On Tuesday 7 May 2024, CODART organizes an online CODARTfocus meeting, in conjunction with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, dedicated to the exhibition Bruegel to Rubens. Great Flemish Drawings. More info here!


#display #photos #copperplates In the building of the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency in Amersfoort photo's by Margareta Svensson of historical copper plates are on display in the Library. The exhibition was set up on the occasion of the presentation of the research report on the Copper Plate Wreck "RAM281". Find more info here.

#ArsGraphica #spread the word #getintouch Ars Graphica seeks new coordinators for our local satellites! 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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