Humanities Center Gallery

Etching by Isabel Bishop

Women Who Impress: Women Printmakers in USD’s Collection

On View:

March 2 – April 6, 2018
Humanities Center Gallery, Serra Hall

In 2012, USD had already earned a reputation for its collection of original prints with strengths in the Old Masters: Durer, Rembrandt, Callot, Goya, Rouault, etc. Only two women artists were represented in that small, but fine collection, however. Since that time, the University Galleries has made a deliberate effort to diversify its holdings, adding more than 100 works by such artists.  Katelyn Allen, Class of 2018 and Humanities Center Keck Student Fellow, has studied this exponential growth of women printmakers in the permanent collection. From Baroque engravings by Teresa del Po to lithographs by Kara Walker, Women Who Impress at USD celebrates this expansion of concern.  Allen's exhibition also investigates the reasons why women chose printmaking as a medium for creative expression, as well as the areas that still remain for improvement at USD. 

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday: noon - 5:00pm

Image: Isabel Bishop, Noon Hour (detail), 1946, etching, 7 x 4 3/4 inches

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Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
5:00 - 7:00pm
Humanities Center, Serra Hall 200

Light refreshments will be served.