Robert J. Morrison

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Joe Goode, Untitled, 1973
Joe Goode, Untitled, 1973

“There’s no doubt that collecting contemporary art can be a wonderful passion. Maybe even an obsession. For me it has always been both, and I have never regretted the journey. When I moved to Philadelphia from Toronto in the late 1970’s investigating new art was at the top of my list. Saturday was my day for exploration and I found some wonderful galleries. But the real surprise was discovering The Print Center. Tucked away on an historic street was this unique resource: challenging exhibitions, educational artist gallery talks, auctions and receptions and importantly a way to add to my growing collection as well as meet new friends who shared my interest. I soon found that it was both an emotional and social home for artists and collectors; one that continues to offer a platform for personal growth and free exploration.

“On that first day exploring I met the then Director—Margo Dolan—and made my first Philadelphia purchase: a Joe Goode print, which The Print Center had published!  It’s still a proud part of my collection, and I have continued to regularly add new editions from The Prints Center’s many compelling exhibitions.” –Robert J. Morrison