Since the advent of printmaking in Europe in the mid-15th century, prints have been created in sets and series—to document and classify, relate narratives or histories, or present multiple musings on a single theme. They also serve a larger purpose, which is to widely disseminate that knowledge and information with an intent to uplift and educate, and sometimes to call to action. This virtual discussion, led by Freyda Spira, the Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings, Lisa Hodermarsky, the Sutphin Family Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Isabelle Sagraves, the Florence B. Selden Fellow, introduces visitors to the installation Sets, Series, and Composite Prints. This inaugural installation in the James E. Duffy Gallery examines prints and multiples from the permanent collection that range in date from the 16th to the 21st century and represent the breadth and complexity of serial approaches to the presentation of scientific, historical, cartological, and psychological knowledge. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.
Closed captions will be available in English.
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