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Printmaking in the West

Join Marisa J Pascucci (NEW GALLERY OF MODERN ART) at the private home of a Charlotte art collector. 

Discover how the 15th-century invention of the printing press and wide-spread availability of paper the irrevocably changed art making. Such innovations allowed for art to be created in multiples beginning with intaglio printing processes where the image was cut or incised into metal or wood – think Rembrandt, Piranesi, and Mantegna. This was followed by the great scientific experimentations of the 17th and 18th centuries that brought about mezzotints and aquatints. In the 19th century came lithography with works by Delacroix, Daumier, Goya, and Toulouse-Lautrec leading up to the 20th and 21st centuries with silkscreens and digital prints by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.

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An experienced art curator, speaker, historian, and educator, Marisa J Pascucci enjoys a progressive career with renowned art institutions and organizations. Currently she is Director of Programs at the New Gallery of Modern Art and a member of the Advisory Board of the forthcoming Cornelius Arts Center. Most recently Marisa held a senior leadership role at the Boca Raton Museum of Art as the Curator of Collections and was charged with overseeing the care and development of the important permanent collection, assisting with the planning, organizing, and selecting the Museum's diverse exhibitions, and implementing
relevant programming for varied audiences associated with the exhibitions and collection.
Prior to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Marisa was the Associate Editor of The Art Economist–a critically informative international publication pertaining to the global contemporary art market and adjunct faculty and career advisor at Palm Beach State College.

Her previous art museum experience includes serving as the Norton Museum of Art’s Smith Curator of American Art along with curatorial and educational roles held at the Everson Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, MOCA, Cleveland, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Marisa graduated from American University with a Bachelors degree in art history and earned dual Masters degrees in art history and museum studies from the joint program between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Marisa regularly contributed to museum publications and co-wrote successful grants to the Museum Loan Network and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass. Additionally, she is a member of ArtTable and Association of Art Museum Curators, where she also serves a juror for the organization’s Publication Awards.