Platemark is a podcast about art and ideas. Hosted by Ann Shafer and Ben Levy, formerly colleagues at the Baltimore Museum of Art, conversations focus on museums, curating, critiques, value (market/conceptual), the Western canon, and prints and printmaking.
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About the Podcast
What is it about prints and printmaking that draws such fervent practitioners, collectors, and fans? How are prints relevant to all our lives? What do all those people in the "print ecosystem" do anyway?
Platemark podcast's host Ann Shafer looks at prints and printmaking in the context of museums, the market, critiques, and the print ecosystem. Series two offers a history of prints and printmaking in the West. Series three offers interviews with the colorful characters of the print ecosystem, which is full of the nicest people in the art world. Join us and the wonderful fans of prints and printmaking.
Platemark podcast offers a bit of art history, artistic creativity, and introduces listeners to artists, printers, dealers, print publishers, gallerists, art historians, curators, and scholars.
Ann Shafer is an independent curator specializing in contemporary prints and printmaking. Formerly she was a curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. She is a podcaster (Platemark and The Curator’s Choice), blogger (annshafer.com), and organizer of the new Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair (baltimoreprintfair.com). She has a BA from The College of Wooster and a MA from Williams College, both in art history.