8 January 2018 | New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nadine Orenstein, Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints, informed us that the Met. has released a new section on their website: ‘The Materials and Techniques of Drawings and Prints’.

The print section introduces all common printmaking techniques, such as woodcut, engraving, etching, silkscreen, and lithograph. Illustrations and short videos take the viewer through the processes of how each type of print is created.

This new resource will be of great use to teachers, students, registrars and curators, and all others interested in the graphic arts. The section on prints is now available online, that on drawings is scheduled for the Summer of 2019.

The prints were produced by Elizabeth Zanis at the Leroy Neiman Center for Printmaking at Columbia University and photographed by Paul Lachenauer. Freyda Spira, Associate Curator at the Met., managed the project and the texts were written by the Met.’s P&D curators. Michael Cirigliano managed the production.