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.

Upcoming Events

Dec
01
Curator’s Tour: Breathing Life Into History
12:15PM
Dec
07
Scholastic Awards Virtual Office Hours
3:00PM
Dec
08
2nd Thursday – Steven and Susan Shaikhs Showcase
5:00PM
Dec
10
Second Saturday Tour with ASL Interpretation
10:30AM
Dec
20
Meet Me at FWMoA
2:00PM
Jan
18
Print Room Talks: Intaglio, Part 2: Etching and Aquatint
2:00PM