Leo Steinberg: Collector, Critic, and Scholar

In conjunction with the Blanton Museum of Art's major exhibition, After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints, art historians will assess Steinberg’s scholarship and impact on the study of prints from the Renaissance to the contemporary period in this free virtual symposium. 

Registration required. For more information, visit: blantonmuseum.org/events/leo-steinberg-collector-critic-and-scholar/



11:00 – 11:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Carter Foster, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Blanton Museum of Art


11:10 AM– 12:40 PM

The Circulating Lifeblood of Ideas: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints

Holly Borham, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Blanton Museum of Art


Crushing It: The Flatbed Picture Plane and the Pressure of Print

Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Faculty Director for the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


12:40 – 1:00 PM 



1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Lines of Fate: Leo Steinberg’s Use of Prints to Interpret Michelangelo’s Work

Bernadine Barnes, Professor of Art History, Wake Forest University


The Sexuality of Virtue in Renaissance Prints

Patricia Emison, Professor of Art and Art History, University of New Hampshire




Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:00am to 2:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Arts & Humanities

Target Audience

General Public




Free; registration required



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