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In 2015 The Print Center marked its 100th Anniversary! Our Centennial Celebration – called The Print Center 100 – was held citywide September - December 2015. Comprised of 100 wide-ranging components, The Print Center 100 included exhibitions in our 1614 Latimer Street galleries and at partnering institutions throughout Philadelphia, public art events, new commissions, lectures, Centennial publications, a Gala and a Street Party, and this new website including an historical timeline and oral histories.

The Print Center 100 honored the organization’s accomplishments over the last 100 years and its long-standing relationships with fellow leading arts and culture organizations throughout the city – with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the University of the Arts, among many others. The celebration explored the unique attributes of print - its immediacy and accessibility - that make it a critically important visual medium.

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Numbers 1 – 31 are produced by and take place at The Print Center, unless otherwise noted.  

1. Gabriel Martinez: Bayside Revisited
2. Recollection: Group Exhibition
3. New Website for The Print Center
4. The Print Center Timeline 
5. Print Center Stories - Personal Recollections 
6. The Print Center 100 Announcement Poster
7. The Print Center 100 Guidebook
8. Gala 
9. Street Party
10. Centennial Portfolio
11. WHYY Friday Arts Feature
12. The Legacy of The Print Center, Lecture 
13. Kayrock Screenprinting, Pop-up Shop
14. BYO Social, The Print Center Publications
15. Book Launch, Printeresting’s Ghost
16. Writer’s Workshop with artblog & The St. Claire
17. PECO Crown Lights
18. Open Door, Philadelphia Sketch Club
19. Artists Takeover of The Print Center’s Instagram 
20. Neighborhood Social with Center City Residents Association
21. Emerging Collectors Event
22. Centennial Members Closing Party
23. Centennial Publication
24. New Commission: Amze Emmons
25. New Commission: Julia Blaukopf
26. New Commission: Henry Horenstein
27. New Commission: Dina Kelberman
28. New Commission: Ken Lum 
29. New Commission: Dennis McNett
30. New Commission: Critical Writing


Numbers 31 – 60 are on view in The Print Center’s first floor gallery September 18 - December 19, 2015. This gallery is the  nexus of The Print Center 100, the core of our Centennial celebration. The exhibition highlights art, ephemera and objects drawing out our history, mission and evolution from a club to an internationally recognized voice in printmaking and photography.

31. Leopold Stokowski letter from 1916
32. The Print Center’s Original Location: 219 S 17th Street, Philadelphia
33. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Exhibition Exchange
34. Annual International Competition
35. WPA’s Philadelphia Fine Print Workshop
36. Benton Spruance and Printmaking in Philadelphia in the 1930s
37. Tea at The Print Club
38. WWII Copper Plate Drive
39. Carl Zigrosser, Print Curator
40. Lessing Rosenwald, Print Collector
41. Berthe von Moschzisker, Our Second Director
42. Stanley William Hayter and the Artist's Workshop
43. Peter Paone, Seven Decades
44. Prints in Progress
45. Sam Maitin and Printmaking in Philadelphia in the 1960s
46. Ansel Adams Retrospective – First Major Photography Exhibition
47. Ray Metzker and Photography in Philadelphia in the 1970s
48. Phil Simkin, Move It or Lose It
49. The Founding of The Photo Review
50. Associated American Artists 
51. International Print Exhibitions
52. The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Will Stokes, Jr.
53. Brandywine Workshop, Lois Johnson
54. The Print Center Residency Series, Art Spiegelman
55. 25 x 25, A Portfolio Project
56. IMPRINT: a public art project
57. Artists-in-Schools Program
58. Taken with Time: a camera obscura project
59. Philagrafika 2010
60. Demetrius Oliver: Canicular


Numbers 61- 100 are exhibitions, programs and projects presented as part of The Print Center 100 by our partners in the Philadelphia Region and beyond. The many and varied programs include exhibitions of photography and printmaking, murals, publications, lectures and special events, all in which the print plays a vital and central role. For a complete list of Partners click here.

61. Art in Print, November Issue, artist Project with Stephanie Syjuco
62. Art Sanctuary, Push/Pull: Wounds of History, Exhibition with Amber Art & Design
63. C. R. Ettinger Studio, Paper to Paper: Chine Collé, Exhibition 
64. C. R. Ettinger Studio with Savery Gallery, Pressure Points, Exhibition
65. The Clay Studio, Andrew Raftery on Print and Transferware, Lecture 
66. Cosmopolitan Club, Exhibition Tour and Lecture
67. Creative Philadelphia, More Than One: Publications by The Print Center Exhibition
68. Creative Philadelphia, A Print in Time, Juried Exhibition
69. Fleisher Art Memorial, It's Not All About the Game!, Photography Program for Families
70. Franklin Fountain, Special Artist-designed Packaging and Birthday Cake Ice Cream
71. Free Library of Philadelphia, Print & Picture Collection, The Artists of The Print Center
72. Freeman’s, Program on Collecting Art and Philanthropy with Bob Morrison
73. Freeman’s Modern & Contemporary Auction with selections benefiting The Print Center
74. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Highlights from The Print Center’s Archives, Exhibition
75. InLiquid, In Time: Contemporary Photography, Exhibition at Pipeline Philly 
76. Institute of Contemporary Art, Mathieu Malouf and Josephine Pride, Lecture
77. International Fine Print Dealers Association, Video Conversation, Print Collectors and Dealers
78. La Salle University Art Museum, Julius Bloch: Drawings and Prints, Exhibition
79. Main Line Art Center, The Printed Image: Encouragement and Experimentation, Lecture
80. Moon & Arrow, Book and Print Event
81. Mural Arts Program, Our House: Odili Donald Odita, Exhibition at Brandywine Workshop
82. NAPOLEON, Photography and Printmaking Invitational, Exhibition
83. Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Public Art Project
84. Philadelphia Independents, Yo!: Greg Pizzoli, Exhibition
85. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Print Love: Celebrating The Print Center at 100
86. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Printmaking Now, Panel Discussion moderated by Sarah Suzuki, MOMA
87. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Photo Book Release Event with TIS Books
88. Recycled Artist in Residency [RAIR], Photo Project by the Dufala Brothers
89. Renaissance Society, Fellow Centenarian
90. Second State Press, Prints + Process: Justin Myer Staller, Exhibition
91. Slought Foundation, Little North Road: Daniel Traub, Exhibition
92. Stadler-Kahn, Letterpress Print by Alex Stadler
93. Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Residency with Letterproeftuin
94. University of the Arts, An-My Lê, von Hess Visiting Artist, Lecture
95. University of the Arts, Tutta La Familigia: Paul Cary Goldberg, Exhibition
96. University of the Arts, Field Study: The Scheme of Things: Shelley Thorstensen, Exhibition
97. Visual Aids, Interview with Gabriel Martinez
98. Vox Populi, Review Panel with artblog & The St. Claire
99. Woodmere Art Museum, Black Printmakers and the WPA, Lecture by Leslie King-Hammond 
100. Young Involved Philadelphia, Blog post highlighting Artist-in-Schools Program

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as of November 1, 2015

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