Looking at Prints

Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, June 26, 2004,
Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center

Intaglio, lithography, screenprint, and relief printing: what are these printmaking processes and how are they different from one another? Looking at Prints seeks to answer these questions by showing each process in action and by examining prints from the permanent collection of the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia.

One of the oldest forms of artistic expression, prints are made through an indirect transfer of ink to paper. To make a print, the artist creates an image on a surface (such as a metal plate or a wood block), applies ink to that surface, and then presses the surface onto a sheet of paper. Typically, the artist can print multiples of a single image, and each different print method has a unique style and expressive quality.

University of Richmond Museums comprises the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, the arts and natural sciences museum; the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the art museum; and the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center. The Harnett Print Study Center provides a forum for the study and appreciation of works on paper (prints, photographs, and drawings) with an emphasis on works in the permanent collection.