June 1, 2023

Exhibition Opens Next Week at Ridderhof Martin Gallery

Marc Chagall, Cirque a l’Etoile, 1966, lithograph, 25 ½ x 24 ½ inches. ©2012 University of Mary Washington Galleries

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will present the exhibition “Making an Impression: Prints from the Permanent Collection” from Friday, March 16 through Friday, April 27 at Ridderhof Martin Gallery.

The opening reception for “Making an Impression” will be held Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery. The exhibition will highlight prints from the UMW Galleries’ permanent collection of art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the UMW Galleries will feature two lectures that will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139.

Eric Denker, senior lecturer in the education department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will present the lecture “Ink, Wood, Copper Stone: Identifying the Techniques of Prints,” on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.  The presentation will focus on the origination, duplication and originality of prints and will include techniques and tools used in printmaking.

Salvador Dali, Don Quixote, undated, etching, 9 x 5 ¾ inches. ©2012 University of Mary Washington Galleries

On Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m., Gregory Jecmen, associate curator of old master prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art, will present “Renaissance Innovations in Color Printing and Etching.” The talk will focus printing woodcuts in color and the intaglio technique of etching. Jecmen’s presentation is based on a future exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, “Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540.” Both lectures are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure adequate seating.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.