Ink and Time: European Prints from the Wetmore Collection

Albrecht Dürer Adam and Eve

Ink and Time: European Prints from the Wetmore Collection

Bellarmine Hall Galleries

September 12 – December 21, 2024

This exhibition samples the richness of European print culture between the late 15th and late 18th centuries through more than fifty woodcuts, engravings, and etchings, including work by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, and Canaletto. The exhibition explores themes including the collaborative nature of printmaking, the continuing demand for technical innovations, and the problem of “reproductive” prints for the modern viewer.

All of the works in the exhibition are on loan from the Wetmore Collection at Connecticut College. This is the second exhibition to have been curated by Fairfield University students in the Museum Exhibition Seminar, working alongside exhibition curator Michelle DiMarzo, PhD (FUAM Curator of Education and Academic Engagement; Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Culture, VPA)

Image: Albrecht Dürer, Adam and Eve, 1504, engraving. Courtesy the Wetmore Collection, Connecticut College