Exhibitions

This print shows a woman holding a child and seated on a chair in a living room with her family gathered around her.

Multi-layered: Louis Delsarte’s Color Separations

A conservation scientist and paper conservator explain how Louis Delsarte made his photolithograph Unity using color separations.

By Christina Taylor, Georgina Rayner

A black and white lithograph portrays an adult male with shoulder-length hair and a goatee. The text at bottom left reads “No I disagree.”

Brandywine: Inspiring Collaboration and Community

Members of the team that developed the exhibition Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives talk about the creative ways they worked together, inspired by the collaborative approach of the Brandywine Workshop.

By Hannah Chew

This print shows a three-quarter view of a Black person wearing a red jumpsuit. They carry a helmet, binoculars, and a contraption resembling a jetpack. They stand before a blue sky with white clouds. Six airplanes travel through the sky. Below the figure, bold red text reads in capital letters: “Enlist!/Homecoming Mothership Defense Squadron.”

Afrofuturist Visions: Robert Pruitt’s Enlist! Prints

Take a closer look at two lithographs by Pruitt that engage Afrofuturist themes and subvert the visual language of 1940s recruitment posters.

By Sophie Lynford

These split screen images show, at left, a woman at a worktable wearing a black apron and holding a colorful abstract print, and at right, an image of three small prints, with a “plus” sign between two at the top and an equal sign above the one at the bottom.

Art Talk: Demonstrating Picasso’s Reduction Linocut Technique

Conservator and printmaker Christina Taylor demonstrates the reduction linocut printing technique pioneered by artist Pablo Picasso and master printer Hidalgo Arnéra.

A blue-saturated photograph of a desert landscape at night with a winding road in the foreground and mountains in the background. A blue-saturated photograph of a desert landscape at night with a winding road in the foreground and mountains in the background. In large white letters at the top are the words “Devour the Land” and text at the bottom reads “War and American Landscape Photography since 1970” and “September 17, 2021–¬January 16, 2022.”

Devour the Land: An Introduction

Curator Makeda Best, alongside commentary from photographers Nina Berman, Sharon Stewart, and Robert Del Tredici, briefly introduces the Devour the Land exhibition.

This image shows a split screen. On the left, a woman wearing a black apron sits at a worktable with woodcut blocks and prints. On the right, there are two color prints of a woman’s face in three-quarter profile with a shoreline behind her.

Art Talk: Edvard Munch’s Jigsaw Woodcut Technique

Conservator and printmaker Christina Taylor demonstrates the jigsaw woodcut printing technique that artist Edvard Munch used to create two colorful prints.

There are two images side by side. The image on the right is a painted fan. It features two white magnolia flowers, one facing downward and one facing more upward, and several large green leaves set against a smoky gray background. The image on the right is a composite image of three photographs of a living magnolia plant, which has white petals, bright green leaves, and a magenta pink center.

Painting Edo and the Arnold Arboretum

Painted plants come to life through an ongoing collaboration with the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University inspired by the exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection.

A person with glasses and short hair stands in front of and gestures toward a folded screen. The screen painting shows two warriors on horseback with swords drawn, charging forward.

Designing Painting Edo

Go behind the scenes with lead designer Elie Glyn as he reveals how traditional and modern Japanese aesthetics inspired the unique built environment of the Painting Edo exhibition.

This black and white photograph shows the ceiling and upper wall of a room. The corner at left is in a darker shade and there seems to be an open door. On the right is the top half of a glass vase with three long stems. The title “Object Lessons” is printed in white.

Object Lessons: The Bauhaus and Harvard

Hear from The Bauhaus and Harvard curator Laura Muir with a special preview of our new publication Object Lessons: The Bauhaus and Harvard.

Seen from above, a blue wall in a gallery shows an arrangement of several framed painted fans and mock-ups in an irregular layout. The gallery is filled with installation materials and equipment. A person measures a cardboard mock-up.

Art Talk: Setting the Fans Afloat

Learn about the creative process behind the unique display of Japanese fans in the special exhibition Painting Edo.