For the 2022-23 series of Print Room Talks, we will go back to the basics. Printmaking is most simply defined as the process by which an image is transferred from one surface to another, but for many museum visitors, specific printmaking terms and techniques remain a mystery. For example, what is the difference between an engraving and etching? This series will discuss the most commonly used printmaking techniques up-close through the work of permanent collection artists. Although often developed for commercial purposes, artists from Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol and beyond have harnessed printmaking for its unique expressive properties.
Part 2 of our series on intaglio processes will focus on techniques in which the artist relies on the help of acid to bite into the surface of the metal plate. Several works by Francisco de Goya and James Abbott McNeill Whistler will be on view, among others.
This tour is free with museum admission but an RSVP is required. Please use the linked form to reserve your tickets. Payment will be taken at the door for non-members. Members receive free admission and free tour but must RSVP through this form. Limit of 12 in-person visitors. Unlimited digital access will be available on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
Print Room Talks are supported by a grant from the Howard P. Arnold Foundation.