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

The Print Center was Founded

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Originally founded as “The Print Club” by a group of Philadelphia collectors, The Print Center was established as an “association for the dissemination, study, production and collection of works by printmakers, American and foreign.”

Christine Filippone: Our Eighth Director

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Christine Filippone led The Print Center from 1998 until 2003 during a new cultural era; one in which fundraising and marketing became essential for the well being of a nonprofit.  Until Filippone’s arrival, The Print Center was run by a full-time … Read More

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Exhibition Exchange

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The Print Center has organized dozens of traveling exhibitions that have visited organizations throughout both the region and the world. In our early history, we had a particularly close relationship with the Brooklyn Museum of Art. At least a dozen … Read More

Taken with Time: a camera obscura project

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For the exhibition Taken with Time: a camera obscura project, 2006, Ann Hamilton, Vera Lutter and Abelardo Morell were invited to Philadelphia to create new works using camera obscuras. (The camera obscura is a photographic device that captures an optical … Read More

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