The Print Center Embraced Photography

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The 1960s and 1970s was a time of transition in American art. Artists clamored for change, crossing boundaries previously drawn between art and popular culture. Photography played an active role in this period as artists who were not photographers, used … Read More

Anne Schuster Hunter: Our Sixth Director

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Anne Schuster Hunter directed The Print Center from 1981 to 1989. During her tenure she focused on returning The Print Center to its historical position as an organization encouraging printmaking and photography in all forms as exciting, adventurous, contemporary media. She … Read More

WPA’s Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop

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During the New Deal era, the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP) engaged over 10,000 artists in communities across the US. In Philadelphia, a Fine Print Workshop was established in the same building where a WPA/FAP Poster Workshop was … Read More

IMPRINT: a public art project

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In 2002, The Print Center organized IMPRINT: a public art project, for which a series of temporary public art projects were commissioned from Dotty Attie, John Coplans, Susan Fenton, Kerry James Marshall, Virgil Marti and James Mills. The project included … Read More

Ford Foundation Funds Building Expansion

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The Ford Foundation provided support for a building expansion which enclosed most of the original garden, expanded the facility on the first floor and provided an second exhibition gallery on the second floor.

Annual International Competition

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The Print Center’s Annual International Competition is one of the oldest competitions of its kind. The first Annual Exhibition of American Etchers was held in 1924 and subsequent competitions in the early years focused on other print processes, including block printing and lithography. … Read More

Artists-in-Schools Program

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As early as the 1940s, student education has been an important part of The Print Center’s activities. Since 2002, The Print Center’s award-winning Artists-in-Schools Program (AISP) has provided complete and self-contained, year-long artist residencies and classroom instruction to Philadelphia public … Read More

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