Romantic Prints on the Move

Friday, 1 February 2019Saturday, 2 February 2019

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Romantic Prints on the Move

Organized by Cordula Grewe (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Catriona MacLeod (Penn).

In the second half of the nineteenth century John S. Phillips amassed a collection of roughly 8500 German works in all media and all genres, housed today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Inspired by recent debates about the circulation and pricing of contemporary art, the conference bridges the nineteenth and the twenty-first century by shedding light on the economic, aesthetic, and geographical aspects of the production, dissemination, and collection of these prints in the era of their burgeoning new technologies, and by bringing together a unique mixture of academics and curators, dealers, and collectors.


Support from the University Research Foundation, the School of Arts & Sciences, the Wolf Humanities Center, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, the Department of History of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Event is free and open to the public.