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Prints and Drawings Study Center

We invite researchers and groups of college students to study works from our F. Paul Norton and Frederic P. Norton Family Prints and Drawings Study Center up close. We can accommodate groups of 15 or fewer people for up to one hour. Due to current staffing and space limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every request.

Select Works to View

You may view up to 10 works during your visit. Choose one of the thematic groupings below, or select from our collections of Prints and Drawings.

Classic Printmaking

Classic printmaking refers to the process of rendering an image on a ground and then transferring it to a sheet of paper or other material. This grouping features examples from the mid-17th century to the late 19th century, providing an excellent introduction to artistic variations within the medium. 

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Impressionist Prints

Many Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists were influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking and incorporated aspects of this genre’s compositional elements into their work. This grouping features works by some of the most predominant artists from this period.

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Intaglio Printmaking

Intaglio printmaking—a process in which a relief is cut into a surface so that it can retain ink—is one of the oldest known forms of graphic art. This grouping, which includes works from the early 16th century to the 20th century, provides an introduction to this style of printmaking.

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Pop Art Prints

Pop artists abandoned traditional modes of printmaking such as etching and woodcut in favor of more commercial approaches to the medium. This grouping features works by some of the most prominent Pop artists who explored the printed medium.

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Schedule Your Visit

To schedule your visit, please contact Senior Registrar for the Collection Laura Fleischmann at 716.270.8279 or at least one month prior to the date you would like to visit. Please indicate which works (up to 10) you would like to view. Albright-Knox staff will try to accommodate all requests; however, some works may not be available due to outgoing loans, conservation, or staff limitations. If a work is unavailable, we will let you know as soon as possible. 

Prepare for Your Visit

All school groups must be accompanied by a teacher or professor. School groups can enter the museum through the main Elmwood Avenue entrance. Admission fees will be waived, but parking fees still apply. Only Albright-Knox staff will be allowed to handle the artwork during your visit.

  • Installation view Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: The Norton Print Collection

    The Norton Family Print Collection

    From 1998 to 2000, Frederic P. Norton gifted 587 works on paper, including two major portfolios by Odilon Redon and Georges Rouault.

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  • Frederic P. Norton

    Frederic P. Norton

    Frederic P. “Nick” Norton shared a lifelong love of collecting with his father, F. Paul Norton. 

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