Handout courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art
August 9, 2011
More than five centuries of printmaking will be the focus of a major exhibit drawn from the Baltimore Museum of Art's extensive collections. What makes the venture doubly newsy is that the show features complete series of prints, which aren't commonly seen at any museum. The display incorporates 29 series -- more than 350 prints in all -- starting with Albrecht Dürer's woodcut illustrations for "The Apocalypse" from the late 1400s. Works by the likes of Canaletto, Picasso and Lichtenstein will be displayed; more than half of the prints in the show have never been on view at the BMA. The exhibit will encompass a wide variety of printmaking techniques and will be organized around several thematic topics, including narrative, places, imagination and war. -- Tim Smith
"Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein" runs from Oct. 30 through March 25 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 443-573-1700 or go to artbma.org.
Pictured: Sonia Delaunay. Plate 26 from the portfolio Compositions, Colors, Ideas. 1930. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Friends of Art Fund, BMA 1997.152.26. © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague