Welcome to Platemark, a podcast about art, ideas, prints, and printmaking

Impressions of a Print Curator

June 7, 2022

Series Three is here!

I have a problem that has vexed me since I was a teenager: I always assume people know what I know. It recently struck me that maybe you don’t know what a platemark is. It’s the embossed edges the plate makes as it goes through the press…

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May 24, 2022

Summer break

Tru and I have reached Rembrandt in our history of prints series and are taking a short break this summer. It turns out that when given an opportunity to relive the class Tru taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art through these episodes, he…

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When I hosted Tru Ludwig’s History of Prints class at the museum, I pulled out a lot of wonderful works. During class there was a distinct ballet going on between Tru’s narrative and all the shifting of prints that Ben and I, a…

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If you've been following along, you know that as a curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art I directed the last three iterations of its print fair (2012, 2015, 2017). You also likely know that I'm thrilled to be bringing a new print fair to …

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Feb. 3, 2022

Why Platemark

I decided to call the podcast Platemark, the mark made by the edges of the plate after printing, because it indicates a framework into which any number of things can be placed. From the get-go my plan was to create content in series. First I wanted …

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