What is an original print? How do I know it is authentic? Is this a fair price? Join Blanton curator Holly Borham as she poses these questions to print dealers
What is an original print? How do I know it is authentic? Is this a fair price? Join Blanton curator Holly Borham as she poses these questions to print dealers Carolyn Bullard and Susan Schulman, who collectively have 80 years of experience in selling museum-quality fine art prints. We will start with the basics, discuss general collecting strategies, caution against some pitfalls, and suggest avenues to build a personal print collection that reflects your interests and stays within your budget.
This event complements our January 26 Curated Conversation, Off the Walls and Into Your Home: A Print Collecting Primer.
About our Speakers
Holly Borham is Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Museum of Art, where she oversees the Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings. At the Blanton, Holly curated Copies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance, and coordinated the traveling exhibition, Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders. Her exhibition After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints, is on view at the Blanton February 7-May 9, 2021. Holly earned her Ph.D in art history from Princeton University, where she also interned at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Carolyn Bullard, based in Dallas, TX, has been dealing privately in museum quality fine prints since 1987. She was previously Art Gallery Director at Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Booksellers, Los Angeles, CA and Director of the Old Master Print Department at Hom Gallery, Washington, DC. Bullard earned her BA from California State University, Northridge.
Susan Schulman has been a dealer in museum quality fine prints since 1981. She serves on the Visiting Committee for Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and The Wallach Committee, New York Public Library. Schulman earned her BA from Connecticut College and MA from The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
Bullard and Schulman are founding Patrons of the Association of Print Scholars and partners in the Schulman/ Bullard article prize awarded by APS.
Feature Image Credit: Rembrandt van Rijn, Abraham’s Sacrifice, 1655, etching and drypoint, 6 1/8 x 5 1/4 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 2015.
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Come along as we explore past and present cultural attitudes toward aging, while looking closely at outstanding works created in later life by Alice Neel, El Anatsui, and Ellsworth Kelly.
Come along as we explore past and present cultural attitudes toward aging, while looking closely at outstanding works created in later life by Alice Neel, El Anatsui, and Ellsworth Kelly. We’ll also offer a sneak peek at a soon-to-be-realized mural by centenarian artist Carmen Herrera, commissioned specifically for the Blanton’s new grounds initiative!
Join Veronica Roberts, curator of modern and contemporary art, and Ray Williams, director of education and academic affairs, in conversation with Dr. Karen Fingerman, director of UT Austin’s Texas Aging and Longevity Center.CLICK TO REGISTER FOR EVENT
About our Speakers
Karen L. Fingerman is a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at UT Austin. She studies adult development and old age. Her work has examined parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, friends, acquaintances, and peripheral social ties. The National Institute on Aging funded her work on problematic social ties across the lifespan and currently funds her research on middle-aged adults, their grown children and aging parents.
Ray Williams has been the Blanton’s director of education and academic affairs since 2012. His work as a museum educator has focused on religious diversity, preparation for citizenship, social emotional learning, empathy and resilience.
Veronica Roberts joined the Blanton in 2013 as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Among the exhibitions she has organized are: Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, and Ed Ruscha: Drum Skins. Prior to working at the Blanton, Veronica worked at the Museum of Modern Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Feature image: Carmen Herrera in her studio, 2020. ⓒ Carmen Herrera, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm