Krannert Art Museum was recently awarded the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize given by the International Fine Print Dealers Association. With the prize, the museum purchased the 16th-century print “Christ Carrying the Cross” by Albrecht Durer (shown below).
Krannert Art Museum is the first academic art museum to receive the prize. The $10,000 prize, funded by Champion & Partners, was used to purchase the print for the museum’s permanent collection.
The print will be part of an exhibition in 2019 tentatively titled “The Sacred and Supernatural in Early Modern Prints”.
Check out the full press release for more info on the award and print selected.