Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Forthcoming Print Events

  • Through April 26, 2009: Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Durer and Titian.

    An impressive exhibit of impressive prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Go to Philadelphia Museum of Art web site for more information.

  • Through May 3, 2009: Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age

    An exhibit of paintings, maps, atlases and books illustrating Dutch cities of the 17th century at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.. The Netherlands was one of the richest nations anywhere at that time and the fine engravings illustrating the wealth of Dutch cities are remarkable. For more information visit the National Gallery web site.

  • May 14 to 16, 2009: AHPCS annual meeting

    The 34th annual meeting of the American Historical Print Collectors Society will take place this year in Portland, Oregon. A fine series of lectures is planned, as are visits to Lewis & Clark College, the Portland Art Museum, the Maryhill Museum of Art and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. A print fair (and dinner) will be held on Thursday night and on Saturday night will be the annual banquet and benefit auction. This should be a great meeting. For more information, visit the AHPCS web site.

  • May 15 to 17, 2009: St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book and Paper Arts Fair

    This is the third annual fair which includes an impressive line-up of antiquarian print and book dealers (including the Print Shop). The event will be held in St. Louis, MO, at the J.C. Penney Conference Center, which is adjacent to the St. Louis Mercantile Library. This is the oldest library west of the Mississippi River and the fair is held to support the library. More information on the Mercantile Library web site

  • Through June 14, 2009: The Indian Portrait Gallery of Thomas L. McKenney

    Having done a lot of research on the topic, I was delighted to hear that the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NB, was putting up a display of the prints from the McKenney & Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America (often called the McKenney & Hall Indian Portrait Gallery). You can read the Joslyn’s press release on-line.
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