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CLEVELAND (September 13, 2013) –The Print Club of Cleveland’s Fine Print Fair, the city’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, will take place for the first time in the Ames Family Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art with an extended schedule. The 29th annual fair starts with an opening preview, “A Prints of a Party,” on Thursday, September 26 and continues through Sunday, September 29. Admission is $5, free for CMA members and students (with valid membership card and student ID) and covers entrance to the fair Friday through Sunday.
This year’s Fine Print Fair will feature 14 dealers from across the United States exhibiting and selling fine prints, drawings and photographs ranging from old masters to contemporary. The event also offers special programs including lectures, printmaking demonstrations and hourly door prizes. Dr. Jane Glaubinger, curator of prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will be at the Fine Print Fair all weekend to assist visitors with questions and selecting art. The Intermuseum Conservation Association, the nation’s oldest regional fine art conservation center, will also be on-site on Saturday and Sunday to provide advice on the preservation and conservation of works of art on paper.
A work by Jim Dine, Tools for Creeley III, 2007, lithograph, 21-1/2 x 27, valued at $3,500, will be raffled off during the fair. The print is donated by Tamarind Institute. Raffle tickets are $5 (six for $25) and can be purchased by calling (216) 707-2579.
The Fine Print Fair benefits the Department of Prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art and is sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, a nonprofit auxiliary organization dedicated to supporting the museum’s print collection, with support from Key Private Bank.
Schedule and Program:
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 29: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Print Club of Cleveland
Formed in 1919 by Ralph Thrall King, the Print Club of Cleveland is the oldest print club in the United States. Over the last 94 years, there has been unwavering dedication to the founders’ twin purposes of enhancing the Cleveland Museum of Art’s print collection by gifts and stimulating general interest in printmaking and print collecting. The commitment and support of club members continues unabated so that one-third of the museum’s collection of more than 20,000 prints were gifts from the club or its members. The Print Club of Cleveland also reaches out to the community by sponsoring lectures and hosting the annual Fine Print Fair. Since its inception, the Fine Print Fair has raised more than $400,000 to support the museum’s prints department.