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Exploring Intaglio Printmaking and Art's Definition with Ann Shafer on The Truth in This Art Podcast S6E31

Exploring Intaglio Printmaking and Art's Definition with Ann Shafer on The Truth in This Art Podcast

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Welcome to 'The Truth in This Art' podcast, hosted by Rob Lee, engage in this meaningful conversation with Ann Shafer, a distinguished independent curator, art historian, and writer renowned for her expertise in intaglio printmaking, particularly the works of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17. With a background as an associate curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Ann has curated an array of exhibitions and initiated the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, showcasing international presses, publishers, and dealers. Currently, she is orchestrating the return of the print fair to Baltimore in April 2022 while also hosting two enlightening podcasts, "Platemark" and "The Curator’s Choice." Ann's academic journey includes a BA from The College of Wooster and an MA from Williams College. Beyond her work with the Baltimore Museum of Art, Ann has enriched her career at prestigious institutions like the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.

In this edition, we investigate:

  • The intricate artistry of intaglio printmaking, an age-old technique where metal plates become canvases, etched with stories waiting to be transferred onto paper.
  • The vast spectrum of artistic expression – from representational realism to abstract wonders – and discuss how art serves as a powerful conduit for self-discovery and social commentary.
  • Uncover the pivotal role museums play in today's changing world, as we delve into the evolving landscape of art institutions, examining their efforts to decolonize collections and champion social justice.
  • Step into the vibrant world of printmaking as we discuss the Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair, where printmakers, publishers, and art enthusiasts converge to celebrate the intricate beauty of prints.
  • Tune in as Ann Shafer, a curator with a keen eye and a passion for education, shares her insights on the invaluable impact of formal and informal education in nurturing creativity and supporting the thriving realm of artistic pursuits.

Don't miss out on this valuable conversation with Ann as she discusses the history and significance of intaglio printmaking. She shares her thoughts on the definition of art and the role of museums in shaping our perception of art. Ann also talks about her upcoming print fair in Baltimore and the importance of connecting with artists and making art more accessible to the public.

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Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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