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November 2020

Exhibit: “Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives,” Joslyn Art Museum

November 20, 2020 - April 11, 2021
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized this exhibition that sheds new light on the famous firm’s artistic and commercial practices. Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives will explore how the largest printmaking company in nineteenth-century America visualized the nation’s social, political, and industrial fabric. Learn…

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Exhibit: “The Colorful World of Chromolithography,” Museum of Printing (Haverhill, MA)

November 20, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01832 United States
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This exhibition showcases many beautiful examples of the chromolithography color printing technique. Featured items include original examples of the work of Louis Prang, the father of the American Christmas card and the “Album des célébrités contemporaines, publié par Lefevrè-Utile” (Nantes, circa 1909). The Lefevrè-Utile album is a masterpiece of chromolithography and a stunning example of turn-of-the-century art nouveau illustration. There are only five of these 24-page albums in America and the Museum has one of those originals. Learn more!

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December 2020

Exhibit: Frank Duveneck: American Master,” Cincinnati Art Museum

December 17, 2020 - March 28, 2021
Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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  The Cincinnati Art Museum presents a major re-evaluation of the work of Frank Duveneck, the most influential painter in Cincinnati history, with the first comprehensive exhibition in more than thirty years. Through his brilliant and inspiring work as a painter and printmaker and as a charismatic teacher, Duveneck’s impact on the international art world of his time was substantial and enduring. More than ninety examples across media from the holdings of the museum, the leading repository of the Covington…

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February 2021

Webinar: Maps as Text, Subtext, and Hypertext: A behind-the-scenes tour of “Bending Lines,” a digital exhibition on persuasive maps at the Leventhal Map & Education Center

February 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

On Wednesday, February 24th at 4 pm (EST), join historical geographer Garrett Dash Nelson from the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library for a discussion about representation, reality, and the visualization of geographic information in the new exhibition Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception. Dr. Nelson will discuss not only the content of the exhibition itself but also the challenges and opportunities associated with creating digital exhibitions of historic printed material.…

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June 2021

Mystic Meeting Zoom Preview

June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join AHPCS Vice President Clayton Lewis for a one-hour virtual preview of our upcoming fall meeting in Mystic, Connecticut. Enjoy presentations from the staff of the Mystic Seaport and the Florence Griswold Museum, a review of the meeting's itinerary, and time for some Q & A.

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“Investigating American Collections on Paper”: 35th Biennial Congress of the International Association of Paper Historians

June 6, 2021 - June 11, 2021

The International Association of Paper Historians (IPH) will be presenting its 35th Biennial Congress, "Investigating American Collections on Paper," virtually on June 7-11, 2021. This event is co-hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Archives and Records Administration. The Washington DC organizers have transformed the original in-person Congress into an online colloquium that will enable greater participation by paper historians, scholars, and students from around the world. The program will cover a wide…

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July 2021

Transatlantic Virtual Book Fair

July 22, 2021 - July 27, 2021

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association are pleased to present the 2021 Transatlantic Virtual Book Fair, July 22-27. Join your favorite booksellers and be the first in line to browse rare books and scarce ephemera when the fair begins at noon (EST) on July 22nd. Learn more!

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September 2021

Online Event: “The American ‘Boys’ in Venice”

September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  Join the American Historical Print Collectors Society and the Cincinnati Art Museum for a special Zoom presentation   September 9, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern Time   Since the 18th century, Venice has served as a source of inspiration for artists seeking to capture its watery vistas, historic architecture, and exotic inhabitants. Kristin Spangenberg, Curator of Prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum, will explore the prints Frank Duveneck and his students created in Venice during the 1880s. The Cincinnati Art Museum…

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November 2021

ABAA Virtual Book Fair: Boston Edition

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

New acquisitions, exciting discoveries, and rare finds are available exclusively at the Boston ABAA Virtual Book Fair. Join your favorite booksellers and be the first in line to browse rare books and scarce ephemera when the fair begins at noon (ET) on  Thursday, November 18th, until 8 pm on Saturday, November 20th. Admission is free.

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American Historical Print Collectors Society 2021 Webinar

November 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Join the AHPCS on Saturday, November 20th, for a fascinating look at maritime history in historic prints, maps, and charts. Host Clayton Lewis will talk with experts Georgia Barnhill, James Brust, and Richard Malley.

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