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Symposium: Reading Prints: David P. Becker's Legacy at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

  • 2/1/2013 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location: Museum of Art, Halford Gallery
  • Event Type: Symposium

Symposium: Reading Prints: David P. Becker's Legacy at the Bowdoin College Museum of ArtKatharine J. Watson, director emerita, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and Aprile Gallant, Smith College Museum of Art, followed by a viewing of selected prints from David Becker's bequest.


You are invited to attend this symposium presented in conjunction with Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker on view through March 24, 2013. Speakers will introduce aspects of the printmaking tradition that exemplify the joys and rewards of close looking and in-depth study. Printmaking ABC comprises masterly prints from Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt to David Hockney and Mel Chin and is drawn from the collection of 1,500 works of art given and bequeathed to Bowdoin by David Becker, Class of 1970. David Becker, scholar, collector, and educator, is remembered at Bowdoin as a trustee, quiet philanthropist, and advocate for the Museum of Art.