Greg Jecmen, Associate Curator of Old
Master Prints and Drawings, is a long-time member of the WPC and the
chief inspiration behind the Directory of Selected Public Collections
of Works of Art on Paper in the United States published by the WPC in
2004. Greg is retiring from the NGA later this year after 34 years of
service and has kindly agreed to offer a special print room program
to WPC members. Greg will be showing
a selection of his favorite works, which are wide and varied, and include
Friday, April 6 - Talk and viewing of the exhibition, A War to End All
Wars? 100 Years Since World War I in the Booth Family Center for Special
Collections, Georgetown University Library.
The illustrated lecture will be given by guest curator Elizabeth Prelinger,
Georgetown's Keyser Family Professor of Art History. The exhibition
co-curator, LuLen Walker, will present additional prints not included
in the exhibition. The show explores art, culture, and history by assembling
an exciting variety of objects-from prints and posters to poetry and
anti-gas eye shields.
Wednesday, June 27 - Sharing Images:
Renaissance Prints Into Maiolica and Bronze, The National Gallery of
Jonathan Bober, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings,
leads a tour of the exhibition, which is inspired by the acquisition
of the important William A. Clark maiolica (glazed Italian ceramics)
collection from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The exhibition brings together
some 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica
and bronze plaquettes, the two media most dramatically influenced by
the new technology of image replication.
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