Lecture: Collecting Old Master Prints in the 21st Century

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Whitsell Auditorium, Main Building

Armin Kunz, Owner, C.G. Boerner LLC, New York and Düsseldorf

The introduction of printmaking in the 1400s represents a watershed in the history of Western Art. Old Master artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn made some of their finest work in etchings and engravings. Old Master prints are still relevant today and represent unique collecting opportunities for both museums as well as individuals. Come learn what makes these prints so compelling today.

This talk is organized in honor of the Portland Art Museum’s recent acquisition of Adam and Eve, a celebrated 1638 etching by Rembrandt van Rijn. The talk is sponsored by the Graphic Arts Council, a support group of the Portland Art Museum.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Adam and Eve, 1638.
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Adam and Eve, 1638, etching on paper, Museum Purchase: Funds from James D. Burke; Ann Flowerree; Willie Kemp; Flowerree Foundation; Portland Fine Print Fair Fund; Barbara and Robert Brady; Selby and Douglas Key; Dan Bergsvik and Don Hastler; Madelin Coit Fund in honor of Pam Berg; Sandra Hohf; Diane and Dick Lowensohn, public domain, 2018.61.1