Join the Print, Drawings and Photograph Society

December 28, 2011 by  

The Print, Drawings and Photograph Society of the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) exists to foster:

“interest in the appreciation, collecting, and study of prints, drawings, and photographs.”

Joining the Society gives you access to many learning opportunities and events at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Membership is $60 each year for one or $85 for two; there are also $125 and $200 levels of membership.

As associate curator, Rene Hoisington says, the membership of the PDPS consists of:

“artists, collectors, docents, teachers and students” who all have “a common interest – works on paper.”

Membership gives you access to the Baltimore Contemporary Prints Fair held every March, a seminar series taught by BMA curators, artist talks, outings to other museums, studios and galleries, the opportunity to meet and befriend other members, visits to private collections, a subscription to the twice-yearly PDPS newsletter and, most of all, the chance to support the BMA.

The next PDPS seminar series begins on January 28, 2012 and consists of 3 seminars in total. The first one features a tour of the John Blair Mitchell Printing Studio and a demonstration of the use of woodcuts in contemporary printing.

Printing company employees from all over the Baltimore area, including Crofton, would probably find membership in the PDPS helpful to their profession. Learning how print has been used in the past, how it is currently being used and having the opportunity to see individual collections can only add to their professional credentials and printing skills.