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

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…

View more
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…

View more

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…

View more

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 …

View more
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 …

View more