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The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Print and Drawings collection includes prints, posters and illustrated books from the fifteenth century to the present, including a strong representation of twentieth-century Japanese prints. At its core is an old master collection donated by Herbert Greer French with notable examples of master printmakers Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, William Blake and José Francisco y Lucientes Goya. The Albert P. Strietmann collection of color lithography features the work of Toulouse Lautrec and a cross section of international printmakers from the 1950s and early 1960s. The collection is strong in the work of American printmakers from Frank Duveneck and James Abbott McNeill Whistler to Jim Dine.
Kristin Spangenberg serves as Curator of Prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She has more than 40 years of experience in her field, having previously served as Assistant Curator of Prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Assistant Curator of Graphic Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Ms. Spangenberg earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis, and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She also served an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Print & Photograph Department and has participated in various seminars. She is a member of the Print Council of America and the Circus Historical Society. Ms. Spangenberg has lectured on many topics, including recent lectures on Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Duveneck. She has also written catalogues for many of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibitions on prints, drawings and photographs. Most recently she has contributed to and edited The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithographing Company (2011).