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Thursday, 27 June 2024

Born on this day: Kate Carew (1869-1961)

Dear reader,

Finally, summer. Enjoy this summer with the coolest international exhibitions and freshest opportunities. We will be sipping cocktails by the swimming pool the next two months and see you back in September!


#Hoorn The Westfries Museum in Hoorn shows the largest collection of Rembrandt etchings ever to be seen in the Netherlands. From 22 June to 3 November 2024, more than 200 masterful etchings from the collection of Rembrandt collector Jaap Mulders will fill their museum. More info here!

#SanFrancisco 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.

#Munich In the Pinakothek der Moderne you can go see Careers by Design: Hendrick Goltzius & Peter Paul Rubens until 15 September. In the blossoming baroque era around 1600 it was a smart strategy for artists who wanted to make their works known and to sell them profitably, to keep the public updated on their latest creations by prints. The exhibition focuses on two artists: Goltzius and Rubens.

#Berlin Until 4 August 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.

#AthensGA The Georgia Museum shows a selection of more than 50 prints from Van Dyck’s famous Iconographie series in the exhibition A Perfect Model: Prints after Anthony van Dyck’s Portraits. The series depicts more than 100 scholars, military leaders, politicians and nobles. To tackle this ambitious project, Van Dyck employed some of the best printmakers of the period, including Paulus Pontius and Lucas Vorsterman the Elder. On show until 1 December.

#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.

#Vevey At Musee Jenisch you can see the exhibition 'Pierre Aubert - Maître des Bois' with woodcuts on shadow and light. Until 25 August 2024.

#LA At the J. Paul Getty Museum you can see the exhibition 'On Thin Ice: Dutch Depictions of Extreme Weather, featuring drawings and paintings by Hendrick Avercamp. On view until September 1, 2024.

#LA At the Getty Research Center you can go see 'First Came a Friendship: Sidney B. Felsen and the Artists at Gemini G.E.L.' The photographs of Sidney B. Felsen (b. 1924) document the history of Gemini G.E.L, the Los Angeles artists' workshop and publisher of limited-edition prints and sculpture. Presenting Felsen’s photographs alongside Gemini editions spanning five decades, this exhibition explores the joys and the demands of the creative process and chronicles friendships with artists from Robert Rauschenberg to Julie Mehretu. Until 7 July 2024.

#CambridgeMA At the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum you can go see 'Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750' until 18 August 2024. The show has approximately 120 objects on display including drawings, prints, paintings, textiles, and more.

#Prague At the Národní galerie Praha – Valdštejnská jízdárna the exhibit 'From Michelangelo to Callot. Art of Mannerist Printmaking'. The exhibition benefits from an exceptionally generous loan from the graphic collection of the Musée du Louvre, particularly the rare collection donated to the museum by the renowned art collector Edmond de Rothschild. Some of these artworks have never been exhibited publicly before. You can see this show until 11 August 2024.

#London At the British Museum you can go see 'New Life. Rembrandt and Children' proudly presenting a newly acquired drawing. On display until 6 October 2024.

#Cambridge At the Fitzwiliam Museum you can now go see the exhibit 'Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck

#Edinburgh At the National Gallery of Scotland you can go see the exhibit 'Do Ho Suh - Tracing Time'. London-based Do Ho Suh (born 1962, Seoul) is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. This expansive exhibition explores the foundational role that drawing and paper play in Suh’s artistic practice. On show until 1 September 2024.

#Oxford This exhibition, entitled To Those Sitting in Darkness, features new drawings and objects by London-based artist Pio Abad (b.1983). Pio Abad has been shortlisted for the 2024 Turner Prize for his Ashmolean NOW exhibition. On show until 8 September 2024.

#NewYork Far and Away: Drawings from the Clement C. Moore Collection can be seen at The Morgan Library & Museum. Works by Hendrick Goltzius, Jacob de Gheyn, Jan Brueghel, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Peter Lely, Claude Lorrain, Thomas Gainsborough, and John Constable are among those featured in the selection. On display from 28 June through 22 September 2024.

#Paris #Lastchance At the Fondation Custodia you can see the exhibition in honour of Ger Luijten A Passionate Eye. Twelve Years of Acquisitions by Ger Luijten. Famous names hang close to less well-known artists as well as to artists whose identity remains to be established. All the works share a common radiance, a poetic presence, a reflection of the personality and taste of Ger Luijten. On Show until 7 July 2024.

#Venice At the Musei Bassano you can go see the exhibition on prints and print culture in the 15th century. Until 5 October 2024.

#London Dulwich Picture Gallery shows a wonderful exhibition Yoshida: Three Generations of Japanese Printmaking. This show on the Yoshida dynasty of artists features over 75 exquisite prints. It journeys from the rich, nostalgic landscapes of the prolific artist and patriarch of the family, Hiroshi to the abstract work of the family’s later and current generations. From 19 June to 3 November.

#Hamburg. At the Hamburger Kunsthalle you can go see the William Blake's Universe - exhibition. It is on show between 14 June and 8 September 2024.

#SF The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco now shows Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World. On Show until 18 August. Check the website for events and workshops.

#Philadelphia The Philadelphia Museum of Art has the exhibition Mary Cassatt at Work until 8 September, with all types of works, but her prints as well!

#Nashville The Frist Art Museum presents ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, an exhibition that explores how Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable and enduring legacy of politically engaged printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from June 28 through September 29, 2024.

#Amsterdam The Rijksmuseum presents its first ever exhibition of work by the world famous British-American photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904): Stop Motion. The selection of 25 photographs includes images that captured the movements of animals and humans for the first time. Until 1 September 2024.


#PhD Check out this position at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen on 'Reading the Female Body in the Early Modern Low Countries (1500-1800). DL: 1 October 2024.

#PhD The Radboud University Nijmegen calls for applicants for a PhD position on 'Experimental Approaches to Global Histories of Art and Architecture'. DL: 15 August 2024.

#summerworkshop With support from Getty through its Paper Project initiative, Tamarind Institute invites applications from early-career curators and print scholars to participate in an immersive, hands-on workshop on fine art lithography. Ten participants will be selected for the workshop, which takes place at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 19-23, 2025. DL for applying: 1 November 2024.

#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.

#travelgrant The Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, Connecticut offers Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants for work at the to support research in the library’s rich collections of materials from the British world of the long eighteenth-century. The deadline for submitting applications is November 1, 2024.


#cfp For the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America there is a call for papers titled 'The Metabolism of Prints. An ecological view of printmaking and its materials'. Every artwork is subject to decay and becomes subsequently involved in a metabolic process. In addition to an ecocritical view of printmaking, the session hopes to provide a deeper insight into the technique by questioning its materials, their circumstances of extraction and utilization. Find more information here. DL: 22 July 2024.

#cfp For their annual meeting, the Renaissance Society of America also has a call for papers open titled: Replicating Value: New Approaches to Print and Money. This panel invites submissions for 20-minute papers that examine the intersection of printmaking and money across geographies, raising new methodological and topical approaches to numismatics and print studies. DL: 28 July 2024.

#cfp #drawntoblue This call seeks proposals for 20-minute papers that address the history of European blue paper from the fourteenth century until 1800. Open to art historians, curators, conservators, conservation scientists, paper historians, papermakers, and dyers, successful proposals will demonstrate original archival research and/or object-based approach to their discussion of works on blue paper. Co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the University of Amsterdam, this interdisciplinary online symposium will take place November 12–13, 2024. DL for papers: 31 July 2024. More info here!


#Lecture Accompanying the exhibition The Allure of Rome. Maarten van Heemskerck Draws the City (Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin) a series of lectures takes place on Tuesdays. Dr. Charlotte Schreiter will give the last lecture of the series on 16 July, titled: Ruinen, so weit das Auge reicht. Maarten van Heemskerck und die römische Antike. The lecture is in German, from 6 to 7 pm in the Kulturforum.

#PublicLecture To complement the exhibition 'On Thin Ice: Dutch Depictions of Extreme Weather', the J. Paul Getty Museum will host a free public lecture on 28 July 2024, featuring four emerging scholars who will discuss works from the exhibition and address how they relate to current #environmental, political, social, and economic topics.

#Curatortalk With the Yoshida exhibition there will be a talk by Dr Monika Hinkel on July 19 (or 11). Find more information here.


#Blog Check out the Warburg new blog series 'Anatomy of a Collection Item'.

#Reading Dr Esther Chadwick just published the book The Radical Print, with Yale University Press. It is a groundbreaking account of printmaking in Britain that explores the medium's intersection with radical politics.

#Morebeachreading The book 'Maria Sybilla Merian - Changing the Nature of Art and Science' received the 2024 Annual Literature Award of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries for for a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture.


See you in September!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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