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Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints

August 24–October 14, 2018

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Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The Standard Bearer, 1502. Engraving. Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA.

Visionary and imaginative Renaissance master printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) revolutionized printmaking into an independent art form in the 15th-century. Rediscover the work of this virtuoso painter, etcher, and draftsman in this exhibition of 30 woodblock prints and engravings.

The range of subjects include narratives from the Old and New Testaments, mythology, portraits, and images of saints. The exhibition also examines several works by some of Dürer’s most influential contemporaries: Albrecht Altdorfer and Martin Schongauer, among others.

Albrecht Dürer: Master Prints is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Exhibition support provided by Rex and Katharine Pingle, Cynthia and Ed Shumaker, and Joan Vinson.

Schedule of Events

Docent tours on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. Free, no registration required.

September 5 Art Express Lunchtime Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

September 23 Try-It Workshop. Experience the carving technique of linoleum for an understanding of Dürer’s talent and craftsmanship. Led by master printmaker Max-Karl Winkler, participants will carve a small block and create a print. 2 to 4 p.m. $15 for Mitchell Gallery Members; $25 non-members. No experience necessary. Basic materials provided. This event is full.

Eric Denker
Eric Denker, National Gallery of Art​​​

September 26 Lecture and Members Reception. Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, will lecture on Albrecht Dürer in Context at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of McDowell Hall. Mitchell Gallery Members’ Libations and Conversation Reception immediately following the lecture.

September 30 Sunday Session: Print like Dürer! from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how Dürer changed printmaking as an individual art form and create an original linoleum print based upon his woodcut techniques. Open to ages 7–15; materials fee is $15. This event is cancelled.

October 3 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the exhibition followed by a discussion of The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tutor emeritus Tom May will lead the discussion. This event is full.

October 14 Sunday Afternoon Lecture. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition at 3 p.m.

Gifts in-kind

Art Things, Inc., Graul’s Market, Kathleen McSherry, Merrifield Graphics and Publishing Service, and Up.St.ART.