Historical Prints - Fact and Fiction

October 27 - November 17, 2010
Worcester Center for Crafts
Worcester, Massachusetts

The Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the American Antiquarian Society is holding a national scholarly conference on historic American prints: Historical Prints--Fact and Fiction on November 12 and 13, 2010. As part of this conference, there will be an exhibition at the Worcester Center for Crafts of nineteenth-century prints from the AAS collection.

We invite local artists, including students and faculty members, to submit three-dimensional works that respond to the prints appearing in the online exhibition Prints of American History: Myths in the Making

Submitted work should respond to the prints in conceptual or visual terms (or both).

Spirit of '76

Some possibilities include:

responses to the theme or subject matter

interpretations of the dramatic moments depicted

responses based on the colors, spatial organization, costumes etc.

The exhibition will be open to the public from October 27 to November 17.

Due to space limitations, no work should exceed 24 inches in any direction and should be no taller than 36 inches.

Please contact Georgia Barnhill ( with any questions about the images.

Please send digital images of your work (300 dpi, no more than 4x6 in) to Catherine Wilcox-Titus at Worcester State College ( by August 1, 2010.

Decisions will be made by August 7 and communicated soon after. The original works will need to be delivered personally to the Worcester Center for Crafts early in September so that the student curators of the exhibition will have time to interview artists and write the text for the gallery. Please contact Ms. Wilcox-Titus as soon as possible if you intend to submit work.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Cultural Commission, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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