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Shelley Langdale lecture, Thursday Feb. 17

Department — KVH @ 3:07 pm, Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Shelley Langdale, the Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be giving a presentation on the history of Screenprinting this coming Thursday, Feb 17th, at Noon.

From her description:

Silkscreen printing was a dominant medium in American and British “Pop Art” of the 1960s and is currently enjoying a wide range of applications in contemporary art today.  Less well known is the history of the artistic screen print from its birth in the federally funded print and poster workshops of the Works Progress Administration of 1930s through the Abstract Expressionist-dominated 1950s. This lecture will provide an overview of that development from its “popular” commercial origins in the mass-production techniques of the early decades of the 1900s, through its depression-era struggle for artistic legitimacy and continued associations with commerce, to the coming of age of artistic screenprint production in the Pop Art ‘60s and absorption into the multi-media orientation of printmaking today.

This will be an outstanding lecture. Pack your lunch, get out of class early, return late, whatever you need to do. Don’t miss it!

Shelley Langdale
Brown 320
February 17

Image above by Ed Ruscha, pulled from here.

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