Discovering Hidden Print Collections: The Library Company of Philadelphia

Come discover treasures in Philadelphia’s special collections! You will get special behind-the-scenes tours of Philadelphia institutions, where you will see fine art prints and printed ephemera, not normally available to the public. Together we will look at prints from the past, learn how they were made, and learn how they are relevant to us today. The history of printmaking will come to life as we discover up close how artists used print processes like lithography, screen printing, and etching to make art and communicate ideas.

The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Library Company is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Open to the public free of charge, the Library Company houses an extensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art.

All students registered for the Bill Brookover’s Discovering Printmaking workshop will automatically be enrolled in the print tours.

Tour does not include transportation.