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January 2020

Exhibit: “Andrew Raftery: The Autobiography of a Garden,” Huntington Library

January 18, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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AHPCS members who attended the 2019 annual meeting will remember visiting Andrew Raftery's home studio in Providence. The Huntington Library is exhibiting a series of twelve plates by Raftery that chart the evolution of the garden he planted in Providence, Rhode Island, as it grew and changed over the course of a calendar year. The designs are based on Raftery's drawings and paintings, which were then engraved on a copper sheet and printed onto special decals that he laid on…

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July 2020

Exhibit: “George Bellows: Sport, Leisure, and Lithography,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

July 11 - November 29
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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This exhibition explores the role of sport and physical culture in the lithographs of George Bellows (1882–1925). Bellows, an esteemed early 20th-century realist, is often classified as an Ashcan artist due to the gritty subject matter he usually portrays. Well known for paintings that capture the dynamism and prosaic aspects of urban environments with dark palettes and painterly modeling of form, he achieved similar compositional effects in his vast body of work in lithography. In 1916 he installed a lithography…

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Exhibit: “Frances H. Gearhart: Color Block Prints in Wichita,” Wichita Art Museum

July 18, 2020 - February 14, 2021
Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67203-3200 United States
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This exhibition surveys the work of one of the leading color woodcut artists of the early 20th century. Renowned for her dramatic landscapes of the California mountains, deserts, and shoreline, Gearhart’s use of saturated color and bold compositions reflect her pioneering interest in modern art and design. Gearhart, a Californian, was an important member of the Prairie Print Makers, the Wichita-based print society founded in 1930 by some of Kansas’ best artists. Organized by the Wichita Art Museum and guest…

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October 2020

Exhibit: “Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic,” Colonial Williamsburg

October 17, 2020 - March 27, 2022
Colonial Williamsburg, 101 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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This exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum features works that range from a 17th-century map depicting the “new World” as a literal Garden of Eden to maps celebrating the newly established United States of America. From England’s first attempts to colonize America, artists and mapmakers created impressions of the New World that fueled European imagination. Learn more!

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May 2021

2021 Annual Meeting: Location TBD

May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

The AHPCS annual meeting is the highlight of our print-collecting year. The AHPCS board is currently hard at work planning the 2021 meeting; specific dates and location for the meeting have not been set yet. Check back in the coming months for more information! Please note that we will not be holding the 2021 annual meeting in Louisville, KY, as initially planned.      

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