Gallery Store Opened

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Initiated by Anne Schuster Hunter with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts to transform the first floor back room into a retail area, in 1991 Kathleen Edwards opened The Print Center Gallery Store as a sales venue for prints, photographs and … 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

Robert Grigor-Taylor: Our Third Director

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Grigor-Taylor was the Director from 1969-1973. Grigor-Taylor introduced artists from California and England who were unknown on the east coast. In 1971 he presented a solo exhibition of R. B. Kitaj’s complete graphic work (The Print Center purchased Photo-Eye, color … Read More

Crossing Over/Changing Places

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Crossing Over/Changing Places was a seven year project of commissions and exhibitions of prints produced by the Lower East Side Print Shop, Pyramid Atlantic, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (now known as the Brodsky Center), C. R. Ettinger Studio and The … Read More

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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