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Gabrielle Beckenstein

Madeleine Bialke

Katherine Booth

Kaitlyn Marie Foley

Matthew Henchey

Avery Kestenberg

Jason William Lowry

Kelly Micheels

Sierra Rose Rasco

Meg Risley

Richelle Soper

Liam Ward

Museum Studies Minor

Museum Studies Minor

People are compelled to explore. This urge has always driven our lives. All people have a natural tendency to be curious, a trend that has encouraged us to examine, to question, to express and to create. Our advances stem from our knowledge of and experiences with the past. Our most invaluable resources for the arts, science and technology, history, and heritage are our remnants of the past. Civilizations have long understood the significance of these articles, and have promoted their exhibition and preservation with esteem. From durable marble sculptures to the manufactures built to last, much of what man creates is done with the intention that it will outlast one’s own time. Museums simultaneously safeguard and make accessible the records of our world, which act as testaments to our ingenuity. Although we in the Museum Studies program come from diverse fields of study, we have all found common ground in the wish to assume an active role in promoting the inspiration, education, and enjoyment that museums have offered to innumerable people.

Umberto Angilletta ’13

Amanda Barto
Joanna Fiorentino
Maximillian Fogel
Alexander Guerrero
Megan McDonough
Stephen A. Minchin

French Prints
from the Permanent Collection

With the Industrial Revolution there was an explosion in printmaking during the nineteenth century. The variety of processes insured that multiples were available for use in publications such as newspapers, journals, magazines, and books. In the eighteenth century, publication illustration was done with etchings and engravings while the nineteenth century’s new techniques included wood engraving, lithography, and photomechanicals. In reaction to this accelerated production process, many artists looked back to the qualities found in prints made by hand. In particular, etching became the technique most sought after by art collectors for fine prints. The two prints illustrated are examples of images for mass consumption and the return to the ideals found in fine art prints of the same period.

Eugène Delacroix:  Marguerite au Rouet Eugène Delacroix
(French, 1798-1863)
Marguerite au Rouet
image:8 3/4 x 7”
Student Association Collection; No. 11 from the set of 18 lithographs of Goethe’s Faust
Jean Francois Millet:  LaBouille Jean Francois Millet
(French 1814-1875)
image: 6 x 5”
Student Association Collection


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This exhibition is funded in part by the Student Association, Winkel Endowment, Friends of Art, and the State of New York

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