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Double Take: Altered States

November 5, 2017, 1 – 2 pm
Prints, Drawings and Photograph Galleries
  • bresnard morphine addicts

Albert Besnard, French, 1849-1934, Morphine Addicts (Morphinomanes), 1887, Mary B. Jackson Fund.

Prints made in Paris at the end of the 19th-Century illustrate new developments in artistic techniques and socially relevant subject matter. Join Gretchen Schultz, professor of French studies at Brown University, and Andrew Raftery, professor of printmaking at RISD, in the exhibit Altered States, for a lively conversation about prints produced during this time and what they tell us about the artists, collectors, and society.


Gretchen Schultz is a professor of French studies at Brown University. She specializes in nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies. Her recent publications include Sapphic Fathers: Discourses of Same-Sex Desire from Nineteenth-Century France (2015) and the co-edited volume, with Lewis Seifert, Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition (2016). Her current project addresses the culture of drink in nineteenth-century France.

Andrew Stein Raftery is a printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life. Trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale, he has focused on burin engraving, publishing the portfolios Suit Shopping in 2002 and Open House in 2008. Both projects were collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum. In 2016, he created Autobiography of a Garden on Twelve Engraved Plates.

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