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In Conversation: Ann Shafer

Thursday, March 28, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

Join independent curator Ann Shafer for a talk about British artist Stanley William Hayter (1901–1988) and the seminal printmaking workshop he founded in Paris in 1927 called Atelier 17. The studio focused on experimental intaglio printmaking and attracted many of Paris’s most avant-garde artists. Hayter moved the studio to New York for the duration of World War II and returned it to Paris in 1950. The workshop became a meeting place of European emigres and New York School artists who worked side-by-side discovering new ways of making. The talk will explore Atelier 17, Hayter’s development as an artist, and highlight some of the artists associated with the workshop.

About the Speaker

Ann Shafer is an independent curator specializing in contemporary prints and printmaking. Formerly she was a curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. She is creator and host of the podcast Platemark and organizer of the Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair. She has a BA from The College of Wooster and a MA from Williams College, both in art history.

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