PDPS 50th Anniversary

From August 29, 2018 — October 6, 2019

In the fall of 2018, the BMA’s oldest friends group, the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS), will celebrate its 50th anniversary by sponsoring an exhibition to highlight a selection of late 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works on paper that PDPS has helped the BMA acquire over the years. Installed in a gallery adjacent to the Cone Collection, this one gallery exhibition will be organized in two six-month presentations, each including 20–30 prints, drawings, and artists’ books. The crown jewel of the group’s celebration is the gift to the museum’s collection of Joan Miró’s Plate 6 from the “Black and Red Series”.

For the past 50 years, the PDPS has played a major role at the BMA, educating its Members, helping to build the Museum's collection, and supporting important exhibitions and programs. PDPS Members are art lovers, artists, collectors, scholars, docents, teachers, and students—all united by their shared enthusiasm for works on paper.

This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington and Curatorial Assistant Morgan Dowty.

Joan Miró. Plate 6 from the "Black and Red Series". 1938. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 2017.41. © 2018 Successió Miró / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris