NMWA presents Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind. The exhibition features more than 40 prints made during the past five decades by artists including Polly Apfelbaum, Louise Nevelson, and Kiki Smith that demonstrate a wide spectrum of aesthetic and technical investigation and conceptual goals.
Founded in 1960 as Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, Tamarind Institute (now in Albuquerque, New Mexico) changed the canon of printmaking in 20th-century America and continues to set the standard for fine art lithography, an extremely complex and nuanced printmaking process. The organization’s mission to preserve fine art lithography and encourage artists from all media to explore its expressive potential inspired a renaissance in the dying art.
The Tamarind Institute emphasizes intimate collaborative partnerships between artist and printer and has produced prints with a range of emerging and established artists. Committed to education, Tamarind runs extensive professional training programs, organizes exhibitions and projects around the world, and publishes comprehensive materials on technique.
Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is generously supported by the Members of NMWA.