New graduate assistant-curated online exhibitions

I’m pleased to announce two new online exhibitions curated by graduate assistants of the Library, Museums and Press:

Printmaking Techniques- Etching, curated by Danielle Canter, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History and the 2020-2021 Graduate Research Assistant for Museums

This exhibition brings together a range of artworks made using etching and related printmaking techniques. Including examples from the sixteenth century to today, this online feature provides an introduction to the etching process and the myriad ways in which artists have embraced the medium to create original works of art. It is one of a new series of online-only exhibitions called Museums Collections Focus intended to draw attention to the variety and diversity of the collections in Museums.

Greetings from Delaware: A Century of Postcards, curated by Meghan Angelos, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History and the 2020–2021 Graduate Assistant in Special Collections

Postcards have long been a part of American material culture, yet they did not always look like they do now. Distinguished as cards intended for mailing without an envelope, their history extends back to the mid-nineteenth century. Greetings from Delaware: A Century of Postcards charts the history of postcards from Delaware from 1898 through 2009. Drawn from the Library’s Delaware Postcard Collection, these objects of local ephemera demonstrate not only how postcards changed over time but also how different Delaware locales developed throughout the last century.