Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curated by
Paola Morsiani, Director of the Brodsky Center at PAFA
Making Community explores the special kind of collaboration enabled by printmaking, between the artists and master printers, in the artistic studios and workshops where they create prints. It highlights the intimate partnership between artists and master printers in the realization of technically complex works.

Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press celebrates printmaking, a longstanding ever-expanding artistic form, especially at PAFA. This exhibition brings together an exceptional group of nearly one hundred artworks from PAFA's Permanent Collection, selected from nearly two hundred artworks in this medium that have recently been acquired by PAFA. Presented together, the prints contribute a compelling overview of contemporary American printmaking over the past forty years, through a rich range of traditional techniques and technologically new formats, by four generations of influential artists whose work is not frequently seen in American art museum collections. 

Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press  includes the following artists:

Terry Adkins, Emma Amos, Eleanor Antin, Edgar Arceneaux, Nancy Azara, Radcliffe Bailey, Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Loretta P. Bennett, John Biggers, Camille Billops, McArthur Binion, Willie Birch, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ed Clark, Sonya Clark, Betsy Damon, Mary Beth Edelson, Allan L. Edmunds, Melvin Edwards, Lauren Ewing, Howard Finster, Charles Gaines, Harmony Hammond, Barkley L. Hendricks, Curlee Raven Holton, Lonnie Holley, David Huffman, Margo Humphrey, Richard Hunt, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Wadsworth Jarrell, Samuel Levi Jones, Byron Kim, Joyce Kozloff, Samella Lewis, Alvin Loving, Kerry James Marshall, Clarence Morgan, Tanya Murhphy-Dodd, Diane Neumaier, Odili Donald Odita, Pepón Osorio, Loretta Pettway, James Phillips, Howardena Pindell, Robert Pruitt, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, John T. Scott, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Joan Semmel, Gary Simmons, Sylvia Sleigh, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Kiki Smith and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Vincent Smith, Joan Snyder, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Athena Tacha, Janet Taylor Pickett, Hank Willis Thomas, Lava Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, Richard Tuttle and John Yau, June Wayne, Stanley Whitney, Carl Joe Williams, Deborah Willis, Fred Wilson, and Martha Wilson.  

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Allan Edmunds Interview

Printmaker Interviews

Discover the printmakers of Making Community in these interviews, archived on PAFA's YouTube channel.

Exhibition Support

Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press is generously supported by Laura and Richard Vague. Additional support is provided by Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Jules and Connie Kay, Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorović Sacks, Linda Seyda and Robert Boris, and an anonymous donor.

 Special Exhibitions are generously supported by Emily and Mike Cavanagh, Jonathan L. Cohen, Ro and Martin King, Robert E. Kohler and Frances Coulborn Kohler, John and Leigh Middleton, Maggie and Brien Murphy, and Dorothy and Ken Woodcock. Additional support is provided by the Armand G. Erpf Fund and the PAFA Annual Exhibition Fund.

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