Print Matters: The Art, History, and Collecting of Printed Images

Christine Giviskos (Zimmerli Art Museum)

Since the invention of printing, images printed on paper have been made
as art objects, information sources, and reproductive copies. The Zimmerli
Art Museum at Rutgers University boasts a significant collection of prints
that illuminate aspects of art, history, and culture in Europe and the United
States from the 16th century through the present day. In this class, which
will take place at the Zimmerli, students will be introduced to prints as both
art objects and as historical documents. In addition to learning about the
history and techniques of printmaking, students will also explore aspects
of studying, researching, and collecting prints. Students will have the
opportunity to view prints in the museum galleries and study room, to visit
the Brodsky Center printmaking studio at the Mason Gross School of the
Arts, and visit the IFPDA Print Fair in New York in November.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 18 index 06554