Sara Woodbury has been the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico since 2013. She earned her master’s degree in art history from Williams College. Her research considers the artistic and cultural exchanges between the American Northeast and Southwest.

Giving a Good Impression: B.J.O. Nordfeldt’s Inscribed Etchings

B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Barge in the North Branch, Chicago (1912), etching on chain-laid paper, 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches. Permanent Collection of the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1979.049.0005. Gift of James Swann, 1979.

Gift exchanges are among the most intimate ways that artists participate in print collecting. Personalized with the recipient’s name and other inscriptions, gifted pieces document friendships and professional camaraderie while providing insight into the social complexities of viewership …Read More