Brandywine Workshop Prints: Recent Acquisitions
February 1, 1994 - March 6, 1994Promoting printmaking as a fine art from the year of its founding in Philadelphia in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop has assumed a national role in its efforts to broaden the cultural mainstream through the involvement of artists and audiences from all ethnic backgrounds. During December 1993, twenty-one years after its founding, the Brandywine Workshop inaugurated its new public exhibition galleries in the Firehouse Art Center on South Broad Street as the initial stage of greatly expanded programs to be headquartered in that historic building. The Firehouse Art Center is the first new cultural facility to open on Philadelphia's recently designated Avenue of the Arts. The seven prints shown here, produced at the Brandywine Workshop between 1982 and 1991, were acquired in 1992 for the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.