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The Remondini and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture

November 1 - December 17, 2013

From November 1 - December 17, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents A PRODIGAL STORY FOR THE MARKETPLACE: The Remondini and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture. Drawing on the college’s own Prodigal Son series of six prints from the Italian Remondini firm, and coupled with other loans of prints and printed materials from various sources, this exhibition seeks to address the swelling visual culture of eighteenth-century Europe.

This exhibition grew out of a collaboration between Craig Hansen, associate professor of Art History, and Paula Manni, a 2013 Art History graduate of Calvin College. With the assistant of exhibition director Joel Zwart, the pair curated this exhibition and created an online catalogue to accompany the exhibtion. For more information please visit the website.

Special thanks to our lenders: The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Billy Graham Museum at Wheaton College, Fr. Carlson and the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library at Creighton University, and Craig Hanson.

Image credit top: Remondini, The Prodigal Son Returns, ca. 1790
Image credit above: Remondini, Lost Son of the Swineherd, ca. 1790


Lecture: Visual Culture and Commerce, ca. 1790

Thursday, November 21 - 6pm (Recital Hall)
With Craig Hanson and Paula Manni. Reception to follow.

Calvin News Stories

Read the Calvin News & Stories (November 13, 2013) article about the exhibition's background in scholarship and technology: Art Exhibition Features Student-Faculty Scholarship, New Technology.