More than five centuries of printmaking will be the focus of a major exhibit drawn from the Baltimore Museum of Art's extensive collections. What makes the venture doubly newsy is that the show features complete series of prints, which aren't commonly seen at any museum. The display incorporates 29 series -- more than 350 prints in all -- starting with Albrecht Dürer's woodcut illustrations for "The Apocalypse" from the late 1400s. Works by the likes of Canaletto, Picasso and Lichtenstein will be displayed; more than half of the prints in the show have never been on view at the BMA. The exhibit will encompass a wide variety of printmaking techniques and will be organized around several thematic topics, including narrative, places, imagination and war.
-- Tim Smith