Hoehn Galleries Opening Reception

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Founders Hall, Foyer

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Press / Process: The Art of Prints


Georges Rouault: Les Fleurs du Mal

For centuries artists ranging from Rembrandt to Rauschenberg have made original prints to communicate ideas, respond to current events, experiment with new techniques, and produce bold creative statements. Drawing on USD’s rapidly growing print collection, Press / Process: The Art of Prints will explore the history, materials, and methods of printmaking, treating the process as a “way of thinking” as well as a way of making.

Georges Rouault’s (French, 1871-1958) provocative prints and paintings blurred medieval and modern, sacred and secular. In 1936 he began working on an illustrated edition of Les Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil), the cycle of poems by Charles Baudelaire that caused a scandal when first published in 1857. Featuring notations and instructions by Rouault for his master printer, the portfolio offers rare insight into the process of conceiving and executing an ambitious suite of prints. 

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

Thursday, February 21

5-7 p.m.

Hoehn Family Galleries, Founders Hall


Curator John Murphy will lead a gallery tour at approximately 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and all are welcome to attend.

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