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Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image

October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image continues through March 14. The exhibition concludes with a lecture by Dr. Stephanie Nowotarski titled “Art and Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Reserve your spot here.

This exhibition spans an enormous spectrum of photography and printmaking techniques, including photogravure, cyanotype, photosilkscreen, hand-drawn lithography, intaglio and more. Students in the exhibition created works inspired by the rare book archive at Linda Hall Library, which they visited multiple times to view and research.

31 KCAI students participated in this exhibition. The students who are in the exhibition are from multiple departments at KCAI, and include all of the printmaking department majors, an alumna (Kayla Haubenschild) and all of the students in Adam Finkleston’s elective class.

The exhibition was juried by Michael Light, a contemporary photographer who Linda Hall Library sponsored as a visiting artist in the KCAI Photography Department. Overall there were 6 award recipients. The awards given totaled $750 and included: Genesis Koussiafes (Best of Show), Haley Bray Townley (2nd Place), Hazel Adolphe (Third Place), and Angel Shanholtz, Nathan Lewis and Coral Rose (Honorable Mentions).

Then and Now brings a contemporary perspective to the shared histories of photography and print media. This exhibition pairs students from the Printmaking Department at Kansas City Art Institute with the Linda Hall Library. Working closely together, the students will be inspired by research with photographs, prints, and books in the Library’s collection. Combining old and new methods of printmaking and photography, these design projects will examine photographic processes of the past with breathtaking new results. See them alongside the original images that ignited the spark of imagination.

Exhibition Co-Curators are: Laura Berman, Professor in Printmaking, Eric Ward, Vice President of Public Programming at Linda Hall Library, Jason Dean, Vice President for Special Collections at Linda Hall Library


October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am
March 14 @ 5:00 pm


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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