The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Metal, Acid, Line: Etchings from the Loeb
When: January 16–April 12, 2020
About the Show
Spanning time and geography, this focused exhibition features more than a dozen prints from the permanent collection chosen for their common medium: etching. Etching, a printmaking process in which artists create images on metal plates with the aid of chemical action—traditionally, acid—began being used by artists around 1500 and continues in use today. This selection, co-curated with Christina Tenaglia, Art Department, Vassar College, was made in conjunction with Art 209, a studio course that teaches the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking including the techniques of etching and drypoint as well as aquatint, engraving, embossing, and stippling. The Metal, Acid, Line: Etchings from the Loeb exhibition is available to view online.