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Rembrandt Catalogue ‘Lines of Inquiry’ Wins Henry Allen Moe Prize

Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandtā€™s Etchings has been awarded the 2018 Henry Allen Moe Prize for Catalogues of Distinction in the Arts from the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The annual award recognizes excellence in publications on exhibitions and collections located or exhibited in New York State.

Jointly organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University and the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, the exhibition catalogue was published in 2017 to accompany the exhibition of the same name, co-curated by Andrew C. Weislogel, Curator of Earlier European and American Art at the Johnson, and Andaleeb Badiee Banta, then curator of European and American art at the Allen.

The catalogue incorporates new research and initiatives that examine the status of the printmaker, including an overview of Rembrandt print collecting by American academic collections, an account of Oberlinā€™s secret guardianship of the Morganā€™s Rembrandt prints during World War II, and an introduction to Cornellā€™s Watermark Identification in Rembrandtā€™s Etchings (WIRE) project, a collaboration among museums, faculty, and students dedicated to digitally facilitating access to Rembrandt watermark scholarship.

Additional contributors to the catalogue were Stephanie Wiles, former Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Museum; Andria Derstine, the John G. W. Cowles Director of the Allen Museum; and Brittany R. R. Rubin, print room curatorial assistant at the Johnson.

Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandtā€™s Etchings
Andrew C. Weislogel and Andaleeb Badiee Banta