Off the Press

Hofstra University Museum of Art

Aug. 16, 2024 - Jan. 27, 2023

112 Hofstra University
Hempstead, 11549
PHONE 516 463-5672

A print, in the broadest definition, is a work of art comprised of ink on paper created through an indirect transfer process. Four major printmaking methods have been developed over the centuries: relief, intaglio, and the planographic techniques of lithography and screenprinting. Each printmaking method produces a work on paper that has an individual and identifiable quality.

Off the Press features works from the Hofstra University Museum of Art collection and provides examples of these four printmaking techniques. The collection contains more than 2,200 prints in a range of mediums and processes that date from the late 16th century to the 21st century. As printmaking techniques have developed over the centuries, artists have explored the possibilities and pushed the boundaries of traditional printmaking. Digital technology has added additional pathways for this artistic exploration.

Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Admission is free.

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