David C. Driskell Center

Robert Blackburn and the
Modernist Movement in Prints

The symposium is presented by the David C. Driskell Center at University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the Arts Program at University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Friday, October 24 - Symposium Opening Reception from 5:30-7:00PM at
the David C. Driskell Center at
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, October 25 - Symposium, UMUC - The symposium is $35 and will be held in
the Chesapeake Ballroom, College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
at University of Maryland University College
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783

A total of 40 scholarships will allow 40 students to attend this important event for free.
Students should contact the Driskell Center at driskellcenter@umd.edu or at 301-314-2615 to secure free admission to the reception and symposium.


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Join us for a symposium that explores Robert Blackburn's role in the development of printmaking and his work as an artist, as well as the works of Maryland printmakers within the context of modernism.

Symposium sessions feature distinguished panelists and speakers that include Judith Brodie, curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art; Katherine Blood, curator of Fine Prints at the Library of Congress; and others.

 

 

Agenda

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

5:30-7PM

Reception at David C. Driskell Center


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

Moderators: Eric Key, Director, University of Maryland University College Arts Program                     Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center

8-8:30AM

Registration

8:30-9AM











Welcome and Opening Remarks

Eric Key, Director, Arts Program, University of Maryland University College

Javier Miyares, President of University of Maryland University College

Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center; David M. and Linda Roth Professor of Art; Founding Director, Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College

Keynote lecture: Judith Brodie, Curator and Head, Department of Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

9-10AM

Session 1 – Is It a Good Print, or Not? (A workshop: how to determine the type and quality of a print)

Presenters:

a. Susan Goldman, Master Printer and owner of Lily Press in     Rockville, MD

b. Tom Lucas, Founder and Master Printer of Hummingbird Press in     Chicago

10-10:15AM

Break

10:15-11:30AM

Session 2 – Blackburn as an Artist/Printmaker and his Contemporaries

Presenters:

a. Dr. Deborah Cullen-Morales, Director and Chief Curator, Miriam &     Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

b. Robin Holder, Artist, NY

c. Phil Sanders, Director, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop     program, NY

d. Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints; Poster, Prints &     Photographs Division, Library of Congress

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Lunch

12:30-1:30PM

Session 3 - Blackburn and Modernism

Presenters:

a. Joshua Shannon, Associate Professor, Contemporary Art Theory     & History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University     of Maryland, College Park

b. Prof. David C. Driskell

1:30-1:45PM

Break

1:45-3PM

Session 4 - Printmaking in the Washington/Maryland: The Next Generation

Presenters:

a. Justin Strom, Associate Professor, printmaking and digital     imaging, Honors Program Director, University of Maryland,     College Park

b. Dennis O’Neil, Director, Hand Print Workshop International,     Alexandria, Virginia

c. Tonia Matthews, Director, MFA Studio Art, Towson University

d. Margo Humphrey, Department Head of Printmaking, University     of Maryland, College Park

3-5PM

Maryland Printmakers Exhibition Reception
Lower Level, College Part Marriott and Conference Center

 

 

For more information, see the David C. Driskell Center website at www.driskellcenter.umd.edu or contact the main office at 301.314.2615

 

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