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Gallery Talk: Washington Print Club

February 1, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
AU Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone:
2028852787
Website:
https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm

Curator Tim Doud and Washington Print Club President Chris With will lead a discussion surrounding the diverse prints on view in “Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner.”

Free and open to all, no RSVP required.


Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner: Portraits from the Collections of Washington Print Club Members
Curated by Tim Doud
January 25-March 15, 2020

Portraits are usually understood in one of two ways: as the depiction of the face of a person, or a representation of someone’s impression of a person. This exhibition comprises many works that could be thought of as conventional portraits of individuals in a wide range of media, including woodblock and wood engravings, intaglio prints, mezzotints, monoprints, photography, collage, and an assemblage made with found objects. The show also pushes the boundaries of portraiture by including works that capture the likenesses of animals, places, memories, and events.

“Good Form, Decorum, and in the Manner” can also be considered a snapshot of the Washington Print Club today by celebrating the prized pieces its members have chosen to highlight. My curatorial interest also lies in the resulting overlaps, intersections, gaps, and dialogues between collectors’ collections.


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