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Tour Guide Charles Criner Brings Printing Museum To Life

In our city of world-renowned museums full of contemporary and classical art, an odd little Montrose nonprofit aims to preserve and share knowledge about printed communication — which, you can imagine, is just the thing a group of 30 rambunctious elementary school kids want to hear when they head out on a field trip. Luckily, […]

In our city of world-renowned museums full of contemporary and classical art, an odd little Montrose nonprofit aims to preserve and share knowledge about printed communication — which, you can imagine, is just the thing a group of 30 rambunctious elementary school kids want to hear when they head out on a field trip.

Luckily, The Museum of Printing History – often known simply as The Printing Museum – has a secret weapon: their artist-in-residence for the last ten years, Charles Criner, whose task is to bring to life the hidden world of paper and ink.

Houston Matters’ Paige Phelps took a private tour with Criner to see if this tiny museum looks better on paper or in person.

MORE:
A Visit to The Printing Museum in Houston, Texas (Newspaper Club, April 22, 2015)
Houston Artist Charles Criner – The Heart, Love and Soul of His Lithography Art Work (July 29, 2015)

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