The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College has received external funding support from the Getty Foundation to launch the AllPaper Seminar, a program designed to introduce emerging professionals of diverse backgrounds to the field of works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs).
After a successful first year focusing on the history and techniques of printmaking, the AllPaper seminar returns for its second year, which will focus on the art of drawing and related questions of interpretation, display, and conservation.
The two-part program will bring undergraduates and recent graduates together with established professionals to learn about the stewardship of works on paper. Participants will ideally be located in the southwestern region of the United States and represent different racial, ethnic, and socio-economic communities. Applications are currently being accepted for the second term of the program, which will cover drawings and begin in January 2023. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022. Applicants selected to participate will be notified of their acceptance to the 2023 AllPaper Seminar by December 2, 2022.
The two-part curriculum begins for the 12 selected participants with an orientation session at the Getty Center on April 6–7, 2023. Two months later, from June 4 to June 10, 2023, the group will reconvene for an intensive weeklong residency at the Benton. The residency will include hands-on sessions concerning the material properties of drawings, their interpretation, collecting practices, and trips to collections and studios in the Los Angeles area. At the end of the program, participants will produce a professional-level project.
All expenses will be paid for participants, and all travel and logistical arrangements will be made by the Benton. Additionally, participants will receive a $1500 honorarium.
For more information, contact Solomon Salim Moore at email@example.com, assistant curator of collections at the Benton.
The AllPaper Seminar at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through its Paper Project initiative.