Print by Print at the Baltimore Museum of Art

December 2, 2011 by  

The exhibit Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein is running at the Baltimore Museum of Art until March 25, 2012. Admission is free and it is open from 10 am-5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. This exhibit, which opened on October 30, was chosen the Critics Choice for fall 2011 by the Baltimore Sun.

Print by Print looks at prints from the 15th to the 20th century by such masters as Albrecht Durer, Canaletto, Pablo Picasso, William Hogarth and Roy Lichtenstein. Included in the exhibit are 16 woodcuts from Durer’s series The Apocalypse from 1496-1498 and seven lithographs by Lichtenstein from his Haystack series of 1969. The prints for this exhibit were chosen by students in the Johns Hopkins University course Paper Museums: Exhibition Prints at the Baltimore Museum of Art from the museum’s Works on Paper Collection which numbers 60,000.

Reprints of several of the prints held at the Baltimore Museum of Art are available for purchase. Many of the other prints are also available in a poster; printing and printmaking fans might like to purchase such poster’s Andy Warhol’s Rorschach from 1984 for their office or home.

For those wishing to look into the subject more, the museum’s website offers four links which give a more detailed background look into printmaking. The links that offer further reading are: The Apocalypse of Durer and Redon; The Prints of Hogarth and Raferty: A Comparison; Contemporary Printmaking; and, Printmaking Techniques. Those planning to attend the exhibit, or those who have already been, will find these background articles very informative.