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Six Centuries of Art from Woodblock to Digital Prints Examined

The Hofstra University Museum exhibition In Print explores six centuries of artist prints and processes, reflecting technological advancements and varying creative approaches. Works from the 16th-21st centuries are drawn exclusively from the Hofstra University Museum permanent collections by artists Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya, Helen Frankenthaler, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Alison Saar, David Shapiro, Joan Snyder, Andy Warhol and others. Techniques range from early woodblock prints, engravings and etchings to lithographs, monoprints, screenprints and digital prints.  Curated by Hofstra University Museum Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections Karen T. Albert, In Print will be on view at the David Filderman Gallery from February 16-September 18, 2016.

An illustrated brochure accompanies the exhibit, as do in-gallery interpretive materials, including an interactive touch screen kiosk offering in-depth information about varied printing techniques and artist information, as well as large-print versions of wall text that are available for the visually impaired.

Beth E. Levinthal, executive director of the Hofstra University Museum explains, “This exhibit gives audiences a rare opportunity to view and consider six centuries of differing artistic techniques made possible not only by changing technology but also evolving creative processes. We thank the New York State Council on the Arts and Astoria Bank for their support in bringing this exhibition to the public.”

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus from The Small Passion, 1510, this impression late 16th/early 17th century Woodcut Gift of Robert Vogt

Related programming includes the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorations for Adults series on Friday, March 18, 2-3:30 p.m. Karen Albert will discuss technology’s impact on fine art printmaking through the centuries. The fee for this program is $5 general and $3 for seniors (65+).

International Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 9, 2016, noon-2 p.m. invites detailed examination of a few selected works of art in the Hofstra University Museum’s exhibitions as well as lively discussions. Admission to this program is free.

For more information about this exhibit and associated public programs please call (516) 463-5672 or visit the website.

The Hofstra University Museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive, continued accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Approximately 3% of museums nationwide have earned this distinguished recognition. Accreditation certifies that the Hofstra University Museum operates according to professional standards, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public.

Top image: 
Joan Snyder
Oasis, 2006
Digital print with four-color screenprint and hand-applied Prismacolor
Gift of Eleanor Rait

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