Philadelphia on Stone: The First Fifty Years of Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828-1878, explores the history of 19th-century Philadelphia lithography and its impact on contemporary visual culture. Philadelphia on Stone explicates the history and process of lithography, documents the professional and personal lives of premier and journeymen lithographers, and includes lithographs from the collections of the Library Company and several other institutions whose collections were surveyed. In addition, the work of contemporary lithographers Kip Deeds and Roberta Delaney will be on display to represent the continuing influence of this trade on the printed arts.
Join us for the exhibition opening reception on Thursday, March 25 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. featuring a talk at 6:15 by Nancy Finlay, editor of Picturing Victorian America: Prints bythe Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, 1830-1880 and Curator of Graphics at the Connecticut HistoricalSociety. Please RSVP to this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 215-546-3181.
The Library Company is pleased to acknowledge generous funding of the Philadelphia on Stone project from the William Penn Foundation.
Philadelphia on Stone is an Independent Project of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia’s international festival celebrating print in contemporary art.