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Playing with States @ Harvard Art Museums

Playing with States: A Conversation with Local Printmakers

Dec 8, 2021 04:00 PM

Using the exhibition States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte as a starting point, curator Elizabeth Rudy and conservator Christina Taylor will lead a dynamic conversation about printmaking with a group of Boston-area printmakers. Led by: Elizabeth Rudy, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints Christina Taylor, Assistant Paper Conservator Printmakers: Cicely Carew Susan Denniston Catherine Kernan Debra Olin Rebecca Leopoldina Torres Christopher Wallace Spanning four centuries, the works in States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte unveil the layers of creative revision, correction, and adjustment behind finished prints. Central to this process is the concept of a “print state,” which traditionally refers to a version of a print that precedes the final product. By decoding creative choices that the artist pursued or abandoned in each successive step, the exhibition helps uncover the full breadth of experimentation and demystifies printmaking terminology and techniques. Support for this program is provided by the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, which was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities. This program will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete the form below.


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