Jan 21, 2022
Curator Ann Shafer revisits the set of six progress proofs and the final engraving of No Man's Land, 2004, by James Siena. You can imagine that print curators love this kind of object because of its ability to show very clearly how the image was constructed.
Nov 18, 2021
Curator Ann Shafer revisits the linoleum cut Voice of Jericho, 1958, by Charles White, which portrays musician and activist Harry Belafonte singing his heart out. The print is on Ann's top-5 list of objects from the BMA's collection that she would love to have for her own.
Oct 22, 2021
Curator Ann Shafer talks about the epic etching, TapHistory, 2005, by Tru Ludwig, which she helped print recently. Taking its form from the Bayeux Tapestry and full of historical notes about conquest and war, the print asks: why do we learn nothing from history?
Sep 25, 2021
Curator Ann Shafer talks about three drawings by William Dutterer, which she brought into the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The three are from his later anti-war works of heads that are gagged, blindfolded, and donning a gas mask.
Sep 16, 2021
Curator Ann Shafer looks at a set of two etchings by Kiki Smith, which she made at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Hear how Shafer failed to acquire these pointed and poignant etchings for the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art.