Tamarind Institute is a dynamic center for fine-art lithography that offers intensive opportunities for artists to create lithographs in collaboration with master printers.
Tamarind Institute is a dynamic center for fine-art lithography that, since its founding in 1960, has made significant contributions to the art of the print in the United States and abroad. Tamarind offers highly focused educational and research programs, as well as opportunities for artists to create lithographs in collaboration with master printers.
Tamarind's two-part printer training program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as fine art collaborative printers. This intensive, full-time program concentrates first on strengthening and refining the lithography student's technical skills, then on the application of those skills to collaborative projects.
A month long workshop that concentrates on Aluminum Plate lithography is offered in July of each year. Eight students spend one month at Tamarind studying with Tamarind master printers, and have full-time access to the workshop.
An M.F.A. with a focus on collaborative lithography, offered by Tamarind in cooperation with the University of New Mexico's Department of Art and Art History, allows students to complete the first year at Tamarind, plus two additional years at UNM, or, if selected for the Master Printer Program, two years at Tamarind, plus one additional year at UNM.
Details about our educational programs, including related costs and a downloadable application form, are available on Tamarind’s education page.
In addition to its regular programming, Tamarind often engages in special projects in our community and with artists from around the world. Funded by agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, many of them bring culturally diverse groups of artists together. Lithographs resulting from these projects often can be seen in Tamarind’s gallery. Learn more about the Tamarind Gallery.
Exhibitions of Tamarind lithographs have been shown in more than fifty countries, most recently at the Portland Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Ross Museum of Art, Newcomb Gallery at Tulane University (Nw Orleans) and Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio).