Dr. Nadine M. Orenstein is Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has published extensively on Northern European prints and drawings, including several volumes for the New Hollstein Dutch series. Her most recent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum was “The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers” (2017).

South African Impressions

Dan Rakgoathe, Cosmic Trinity (1974), linocut, 36.5 x 36.5 cm. Johannesburg Art Gallery, PELMAMA Permanent Art Collection. Image courtesy of The Haenggi Foundation.

What began as a vacation to South Africa last summer swiftly, and probably inevitably, morphed into an opportunity to learn about the country’s robust printmaking culture. I am by no means a specialist in South African art and this survey is simply an introduction Read More