An exhibition of centuries-old artworks is currently on display in the University Art Gallery (Side Gallery) through February 18, 2011. The exhibition, The Workshop and the World: Renaissance Prints from Private Collections, features fifteen original artworks by some of the most influential printmakers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Hendrick Goltzius, as well as a seventeenth-century print by Rembrandt van Rijn. The exhibition also displays four examples of ekphrasis (a poem written in description of or in response to a work of art) written for the show by four Truman State University faculty poets; the poems have each then been hand-set and letter press printed by the Truman State University Art Department's Print Shop.
The works in the exhibition are selections on loan from two private collections from collectors with strong Truman State University connections. These include alumnus Dave Cole and his wife Lily; this is the second time that the Coles so generously loaned their work to Truman and to the Kirksville community and we are deeply grateful to all the collectors for these wonderful loans.
More information about the show, the works, and special events (including gallery talks, a poetry reading, and a prinmaking demonstration) may be found by visiting: http://tsugallery.org/workshop-the-world/.