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The Tamarind Way: A Brief History of Tamarind Lithography Workshop

Published on Feb 3, 2023

Diana Gaston, Director of the Tamarind Institute, a lithography workshop created in 1970 as a division of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, will be lecturing on “The Tamarind Way: A Brief History of Tamarind Lithography Workshop” on Saturday, Feb. 4, 5 to 6 p.m., at Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum. 

The Tamarind Institute first opened in Los Angeles where, during its first decade of operation, it launched a new era of collaborative printmaking. 

Today, Tamarind Institute, now part of the University of New Mexico School of Fine Arts,  continues to build upon the objectives of its visionary founder June Wayne. It is known as a unique, educational print center devoted to advancing the medium of lithography. 

In the lecture, Diana Gaston considers the impact of the workshop’s early years, including its role in expanding the field of contemporary printmaking and creating a community of skilled artisan printers, as well as cultivating a new generation of artists engaged in the possibilities of collaborative printmaking.

Tickets will be available for walk-ups on the day of the lecture starting at 4 p.m.

For more information, call (626) 449-6840 or visit

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