February 20–July 26, 2003
The Library of Congress together with the International Print Center New York and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts presents the exhibition Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop featuring artwork from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Archives and Collection, now on deposit at the Library of Congress. The exhibition includes a key selection of Blackburn's own work, and a dazzling array of prints by collaborators and students, as well as personal friends and colleagues since the 1940s. The outstanding quality and breadth of these works attest to the enduring vision of the Printmaking Workshop's founder and director, Robert Blackburn, and the generations of artists whose lives he has touched. The Library is working with the non-profit Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts to acquire and preserve more than 2,000 fine prints by 1,311 artists of the Printmaking Workshop—a remarkable record of artistic achievement created during the past fifty years.
Great Hall North and Great Hall South