Print Curatorship

Print History and Process  examines the history and timeline of printmaking. The course, utilizing the Syracuse University Art Collections encyclopedic collection of prints, details each process through live demos, videos, and lectures, and highlights the artists and workshops that helped to develop and popularize the various media.

Comprised of classroom discussions, SU printmaking workshop demonstrations and viewing original objects in the Print Study Room at the SUArt Galleries, the class aims to educate the next generation of museum professionals, art historians and working artists about the art of the print. This course is taught by SUArt Galleries Director Domenic Iacono and Assistant Director Andrew Saluti, and is offered during the spring semester through the Graduate Program in Museum Studies.

This course is organized into two overall themes:

Curatorship
– focusing on the history of prints and artists
– Bibliography and Catalogue Raisonné
– Expanding the artist’s role
– Precision- print identification and the eye exam
– Paper- history of western production
– The market, the artist and the print
Connoisseurship
– focusing on the history and techniques of printmaking
– thorough dissection of each process
– live demonstrations of each process