Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein is the upcoming exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Comprised of 350 works from the BMA’s own collection, the exhibition covers 500 years of print making.
In anticipation of the exhibit I reckoned that it would be overwhelming and perhaps too scholarly for a non art major like myself. Print making in my world had always conjured up print advertising until today when members of the press and I were given a sneak preview of this new exhibit. Rena Hoisington, BMA Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs guided us through room after room of prints. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I was moved and heard music as we experienced the series.
Albrecht Dürer, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha and Sonia Delaunay are among the many artists represented. The series is divided into topics which include places, imagination, narrative, design, appropriation, and war. Each topic spoke to me and most likely will be speak to everyone who goes to see the exhibition which runs October 30th through March 25th 2012.