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Born (detail), 2002. Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954). Color lithograph; 172.9 x 142.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro 2004.34.

Born (detail), 2002. Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954). Color lithograph; 172.9 x 142.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro 2004.34.

Engraving the Contemporary

Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Location:  Recital Hall
Carolyn and Jack Lampl Jr. Family Recital Hall
Recital Hall

About The Event

Andrew Raftery, Professor of Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design, uses the ancient craft of engraving to create narratives of our time. Research into historical prints and preliminary work in drawing and sculpture are the foundation for his published engravings. In this talk, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Fresh Prints: The Nineties to Now, Raftery will show his process and discuss why this most exacting of techniques is appropriate for representing American life today.

Free, no reservations required.