2015 Lectures

A Conversation with Kiki Smith
Moderated by Wendy Weitman

Sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Saturday, November 7, 11:00 am
This program is free and open to the public however tickets are limited and registration is required.

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Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith works in painting, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, drawing, glass, and printmaking to explore the human condition, the body, and nature. MoMA’s 2003 retrospective, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things, was curated by Wendy Weitman, an independent curator who has written, taught, and lectured widely on prints in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Together, they will discuss the role of printmaking in Smith’s artistic practice.

Established with the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, this annual artist lecture aims to honor and raise public consciousness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking in their artistic practice. Sparked by a keen interest in the inventiveness of printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1988. Today, the family’s collection exceeds 9,000 works and its foundation manages an active lending program aimed at making fine art easily available to qualified institutions, especially those in less-served communities.

The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor:

Thursday, November 5, 3:00 pm

Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a preview of this visually arresting exhibition opening in January 2016 on the occasion of the Print Department's centennial. On view are some of the most beautiful, rare, and exceptional prints alongside the equally important popular and ephemeral works that were collected in the first fifty years of the department's history.

Image: Kiki Smith, In a Bower, 2015; variable edition hand-colored etching, Edition of 18 + 4 AP. 33 3/4 in. x 44 in. Published by Harlan & Weaver. © Kiki Smith, courtesy Pace Gallery