New Impressions: Recent Acquisitions for USD
Date and Time
Thursday, February 9, 2012 – Sunday, May 27, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries
San Diego, CA 92110
Perhaps more than any other artistic medium, prints reflect the ideas and innovations of their time. Across a broad spectrum of scientific inquiry, religious thought, political philosophy, and artistic creativity, prints have been used to convey knowledge, power, and belief. As original works of art designed to be produced in multiple, prints allow artists and publishers to explore the limits of expression and distribution. Much like an ideal university, a print collection can serve as an ideal representation of the diversity, brilliance, and passion embodied in a community of learning.
The spring of 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the rededication of Founders Hall 151 and 101 as the Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries. The university is delighted to celebrate this occasion with an exhibition of prints recently acquired for the university’s permanent collection. Examples will include prints by contemporary Cuban-American artist Emilo Sanchez, Dutch seventeenth-century engraver Jan Saenredam, eighteenth-century Italian architecture specialist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and twentieth-century British etcher Stanley William Hayter.