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

Curator Position Established

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Jacqueline van Rhyn was appointed as the organization’s first curator, with the support of The William Penn Foundation.  

Tea at The Print Center

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The Print Center was founded as a club, much like its sister organizations The Philadelphia Sketch Club and The Plastic Club. In addition to offering exhibitions, the organization served a social function and was well-known for its afternoon teas, served … Read More

Philagrafika 2010

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Philagrafika 2010 was an international festival celebrating print in contemporary art which included the work of over 300 artists at more than 80 venues in Philadelphia. The Graphic Unconscious was the core exhibition of the festival and was held at … Read More

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