In conjunction with "The Print in Italy: 1550-1620" exhibition on display in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, a symposium entitled "The Print in Renaissance Italy" will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Speakers will be Suzanne Boorsch, curator, Yale University Art Gallery; Patricia Emison, associate professor of art history, University of New Hampshire; David Rosand, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia, and Leo Steinberg, Benjamin Franklin Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania. The symposium will begin at the Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, 8th floor and move down to 501 Schermerhorn Hall.
"The Print in Italy: 1550-1620" includes more than 100 examples from the British Museum's collections and is the first exhibition to present a broad and representative survey of printmaking in Italy during this period. Divided into three main sections, the exhibition examines the actual printmaking processes, from design preparation to the making of the plate and the packaging of prints for sale; the people involved in publishing prints, including designers, engravers, printers and print dealers, and the places where the printmaking business flourished.
The exhibition is organized by the British Museum and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada / le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada. The showing at the Wallach Art Gallery is made possible, in part, through the generosity of the Parnassus Foundation, courtesy Jane and Raphael Bernstein.
The exhibition runs through March 30 at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, 8th floor.