The World in Prints: An International Survey of Graphic Arts, Contemporary and Historic is a collaborative project between the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University and the Newark Public Library. The prints in this dual-site exhibition were drawn exclusively from the Library’s renowned permanent collection of more than 23,000 items.
The World in Prints celebrates the diversity of print-based work in the Library’s collection, ranging from the 16th to 21st century. The two-site exhibition allows the Library’s galleries to display a full range of historical works on paper, while the Robeson main gallery features recent works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Together the exhibitions demonstrate the strength of this important collection, which has bolstered an international presence of contemporary art in the City of Newark for many decades.
The World in Prints is organized by William J. Dane, Keeper of Prints and Works of Art on Paper at the Newark Public Library. Selections for the Paul Robeson Galleries were co-organized with the Galleries’ Director, Jorge Daniel Veneciano.
Organized by William J. Dane with selections for the Robeson Galleries by Jorge Daniel Veneciano
“Speaking of Prints” at The Newark Public Library
December 3, 2 – 4 pm
with William Dane, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, and Hilda Werschkul
We dedicate this exhibition to William J. Dane for his sixty years of service to the Newark Public Library, the City of Newark, and the greater regional arts community.
The Paul Robeson Galleries’ programs are supported, in part, by grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Cultural Programming Committee, Rutgers-Newark, and by private donations. The Newark Public Library received additional funding support for this exhibition from the International Fine Print Dealer’s Association, Inc.