Benton Museum of Art kicks off AllPaper Seminar

The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College recently received a $115,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to support the AllPaper Seminar, a program designed to introduce emerging professionals of diverse backgrounds to the field of works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs).

The grant is part of The Paper Project, an international initiative of the Getty Foundation that supports training and professional development for early- and mid-career curators of prints and drawings.

At the Benton, the grant will fund a two-part program that will bring undergraduates and recent graduates together with established professionals to learn about the stewardship of these collections. Participants will ideally be located in the southwestern region of the United States and represent different racial, ethnic, and socio-economic communities.

Applications are currently being accepted for the first term of the program, which will cover printmaking and begin in January 2022. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021. A link is here:

The two-part curriculum begins for the 12 selected participants with an orientation session at the Getty Center on January 13-14, 2022. Six months later, from June 6 to June 12, 2022, the group will reconvene for an intensive weeklong residency at the Benton.

The residency will include hands-on sessions that treat the material properties of prints and printmaking, the history of printmaking and collecting, practices of interpretation and project development related to works on paper, and trips to visit print collections and workshops in the Los Angeles area. At the end of the program, participants will produce a professional-level project such as a scholarly essay, exhibition proposal, print-on-demand booklet, or podcast episode.

All expenses will be paid for participants, and all travel and logistical arrangements will be made by the Benton. Additionally, participants will receive a $1,500 honorarium.

For more info on the AllPaper Seminar, email

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