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.
Sep 8, 2021
Curator Ann Shafer looks at a set of four prints by sculptor Anish Kapoor, which he made at Thumbprint Press, London, for the publisher The Paragon Press. Hear how these completely abstract images ask questions about voids, 2D versus 3D space, and moiré patterns. Thoughtful and beautiful.