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Kathan Brown, director of Crown Point Press, is scheduled to deliver the keynote at this year's Art History Symposium.

WHAT: 10th Annual Festival of the Arts Art History Symposium

“Cross-Cultural Connections in Printmaking”

WHEN: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12

WHERE: Sacramento State, Mariposa Hall 1000

Free and open to the public

From the past to the present, prints have traveled widely across cultures and regions, resulting in a rich exchange of ideas, motifs, and styles. Not only have such exchanges transmitted political, religious, and aesthetic ideas, they also have inspired artists to develop hybrid forms and techniques.

This year’s Festival of the Arts Art History Symposium, “Cross-Cultural Connections in Printmaking,” brings to campus five scholars whose lectures will address the various ways in which cross-cultural connections have impacted printmaking. Organized by the Department of Art, the symposium intersects with the concurrent exhibition in the University Library Gallery, The Land and the People: Contemporary Korean Prints (February 6-May 17).

Keynote Address:

Kathan Brown

Director, Crown Point Press; author of Know That You Are Lucky (2012)

“Crown Point Press: An Insider’s Perspective”


John Byck

Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

“The Ship Engravings of Master W with the Key as Cultural Crossroads”

Pamela Ivinski

Independent Scholar, New York

“The Unexpected Creation of Arabesques”: Mary Cassatt’s 1890-91 Color Prints and the Decorative Devices of Japanese and Islamic Art

Louise Siddons

Assistant Professor of Art History, Oklahoma State University

“At Once Strong and Delicate”: Uncovering the Contradictions of Cross-Cultural Modernity in a Painted Photograph by Bertha Lum

Mary Goodwin

Associate Professor of Art History, University of Alaska Fairbanks

“Printmaking in Los Angeles and the Role of Maria Sodi de Ramos Martine” 

CONTACT: Catherine Turrill:

Sacramento State Art Department: (916) 278-6166

For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.