2022 AHPCS Annual Meeting

AHPCS Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado

May 19-21, 2022

Brown Palace Hotel
The 2022 annual meeting for the AHPCS will be held in the Mile High City, May 19 to 21st, with an optional day trip to Georgetown, Colorado, on the 22nd. The lectures/meetings will be held at History Colorado.

Accommodations: 
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express (@$169 per night incl. breakfast), which is adjacent to the Brown Palace Hotel. To reserve rooms, call  (303) 296-0400 and ask for the group rate for “AHPCS” or book online for the Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown with the group code “AHP.”

NB: Please note that for the safety and comfort of our members, attendance at the Denver meeting is limited to those who have been fully vaccinated against the Covid virus.

Please register by April 23rd—availability to all events may be limited after that date.

Register Online

Thursday, May 19

Morning:

  • Lecture on illustrator Charles Graham by Gregg Walla, 2001-2004 AHPCS president
  • Lecture on Colorado fine art prints by Deborah Wadsworth & Leon Loughridge
  • Annual meeting

Afternoon:

Tour of the American Museum of Western Art

The Anschutz Collection at the American Museum of Western Art is one of the very best collections of art on the subject, with over 600 paintings, drawings, and sculptures. With works from the early nineteenth century to the modern era, including a number that were used to make prints. The collection is housed in the historic Navarre Building.

Evening:

 Dinner & Print Mart at the Brown Palace Hotel. Cash bar.

 

Friday, May 20

History ColoradoMorning:

  • Lecture on early lithography in Texas by Ron Tyler, Retired Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Lecture on pictorial maps by Wes Brown, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society

Visit to the archives of History Colorado

History Colorado is the historical society for the state and houses an impressive collection of books, manuscripts, newspapers, prints, and maps.

Afternoon:

Free afternoon with the opportunity to visit any of the terrific nearby museums:

Evening

Free evening.

 

Saturday, May 21

Morning lectures:

  • “Harmless? Women in 19th-century popular prints” by Kate Steinway, Retired Director of the Connecticut Historical Society
  • “A Nation of Excluded Immigrants: Anti-Asian Images in 19th-Century American Print Culture” by David Mihaly, Jay T. Last Curator of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Library

Prejudice in Prints panel

Numerous printed images of all types long have and still do exhibit prejudice toward individuals or groups on the basis of their physical type or race, or on their inclusion in a particular ethnic or religious group. American historical prints which display such prejudice are hateful by intent and insidious in their pervasive appearance throughout history and into the present day. The APHCS offers this panel discussion as an effort to explore how we can condemn and counteract the damage these images have done, both overtly and subliminally, over many years.

The panel will consist of an expert in ethnic studies, Professor Tukufu Zuberi of the University of Pennsylvania; a scholar of African American history, Professor Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders of the University of Colorado; a curator of fine arts, Dr. Stephanie Delamaire from Winterthur Museum; and a dealer in historical prints, Christopher Lane from The Philadelphia Print Shop West.

Box lunch/Q & A Session

Following the panel itself, we will offer boxed lunches ($25 each) and have an informal Q & A with the panel members while people eat their lunches.

Afternoon:

Free afternoon

Evening

Buffet dinner and auction at the Brown Palace Hotel. Open bar courtesy of Hindman Auctions.

 

Sunday, May 22

Georgetown, ColoradoOptional day trip

 Bus trip to Georgetown, Colorado, a mining town located less than an hour from Denver

The cost of the trip will be about $120 (including bus, lunch & entrance fees).