AHPCS Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado
May 19-21, 2022
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.
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.
Thursday, May 19
- 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
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.
Dinner & Print Mart at the Brown Palace Hotel. Cash bar.
Friday, May 20
- 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.
Free afternoon with the opportunity to visit any of the terrific nearby museums:
- The Philadelphia Print Shop West will be holding an open house with refreshments in Cherry Creek North
Saturday, May 21
- “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.
Buffet dinner and auction at the Brown Palace Hotel. Open bar courtesy of Hindman Auctions.
Sunday, May 22
Optional day trip
Bus trip to Georgetown, Colorado, a mining town located less than an hour from Denver
- Ride on the world-famous Georgetown Loop Railroad
- Tour the historic Hotel de Paris
- Lunch at Cabin Creek Brewery
The cost of the trip will be about $120 (including bus, lunch & entrance fees).