The Drawing Center - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Drawing Center. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Where Do We Stand?” Exhibition

    “Where Do We Stand?” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2017-08-04 - 2017-09-17

    At Main Gallery | Drawing Room | The Lab Where Do We Stand? Two Years of Drawing with Open Sessions is the second whole-group exhibition of the Open Sessions program. The exhibition gives the museum...More »

  • poster for “Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field Expeditions” Exhibition

    “Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field Expeditions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2017-04-14 - 2017-07-16

    Main Gallery, Drawing Room The Drawing Center presents Exploratory Works: Drawings from the Department of Tropical Research Field Expeditions, an exhibition examining the images produced by the Department...More »

  • poster for Mateo López “Undo List”

    Mateo López “Undo List”

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Film
    • 2017-01-20 - 2017-03-19

    The Drawing Center presents Mateo López: Undo List, a multidisciplinary installation that will be the Colombian artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States and that will feature works on...More »

  • poster for Jackson Mac Low “Lines–Letters–Words”

    Jackson Mac Low “Lines–Letters–Words”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2017-01-20 - 2017-03-19

    In Jackson Mac Low: Lines–Letters–Words, The Drawing Center will present the first solo museum exhibition of visual works by Jackson Mac Low (1922–2004) that span the multidisciplinary artist’s practice...More »

  • poster for Amy Sillman “After Metamorphoses”

    Amy Sillman “After Metamorphoses”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2017-01-20 - 2017-03-19

    The Lab For her exhibition at The Drawing Center, Amy Sillman will present an animated video entitled After Metamorphoses, a work based on Ovid’s epic narrative poem that she began during a 2015 fellowship...More »

  • poster for “Open Sessions 9: Cartography of Ghosts” Exhibition

    “Open Sessions 9: Cartography of Ghosts” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2016-11-18 - 2016-12-18

    Open Sessions: Cartography of Ghosts explores architecture’s role in shaping human behavior, creating entrenched habits and modes of thought, and even standardized forms of intimacy. While the architectural...More »

  • poster for Olga Chernysheva “Vague Accent”

    Olga Chernysheva “Vague Accent”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-10-07 - 2016-12-18

    The Drawing Center presents Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent, a series of drawings the Moscow-based artist made during a month-long visit to New York in November 2015. This new work is a departure for the...More »

  • poster for “Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors” Exhibition

    “Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-10-07 - 2016-11-06

    Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors is a group exhibition which considers drawing as a shifting outline around narratives of alienation, proximity and distance. Featuring artists ruby onyinyechi amanze,...More »

  • poster for Gary Simmons “Ghost Reels”

    Gary Simmons “Ghost Reels”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-10-07 - 2017-10-06

    As part of its on-going stairwell project, The Drawing Center has commissioned American artist Gary Simmons to create a site-specific wall drawing in the lobby stairwell. Simmons’ installation will be...More »

  • poster for Cecily Brown “Rehearsal”

    Cecily Brown “Rehearsal”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-10-07 - 2016-12-18

    Cecily Brown: Rehearsal is the artist’s first solo museum show in New York and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings. Arranged thematically, the more than eighty small drawings, large-scale works,...More »

  • poster for Gabriel de la Mora “Sound Inscriptions on Fabric”

    Gabriel de la Mora “Sound Inscriptions on Fabric”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-07-15 - 2016-09-02

    The Drawing Center presents Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora’s exhibition Sound Inscriptions on Fabric, an installation of fifty-five pairs of found speaker screens, each of which carries the “drawn”...More »

  • poster for “Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan” Exhibition

    “Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2016-07-15 - 2016-09-02

    Open Sessions 7 is a group exhibition considers drawing in relationship to the sense of suspended time inherent in planning. Featuring artists Sheree Hovsepian, Rafael Kelman, Arnold Kemp, Thessia Machado,...More »

  • poster for “Prix Canson ®   2016” Exhibition

    “Prix Canson ® 2016” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-06-22 - 2016-07-01

    The Prix Canson®, one of the most prestigious annual drawing prizes in the world, is partnering with The Drawing Center to exhibit the works of their 2016 finalists. Canson® ; and The Drawing Center are...More »

  • poster for “Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection” Exhibition

    “Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-04-15 - 2016-06-12

    The Drawing Center presents Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, an exhibition featuring over one hundred works by more than sixty artists from the renowned artist’s extraordinary...More »

  • poster for Jackie Ferrara “Lines”

    Jackie Ferrara “Lines”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-04-15 - 2017-03-01

    In the Lab corridor, artist Jackie Ferrara debuts a newly commissioned work, entitled Lines, which will consist of six intricate wall drawings, each anchored by imagined architecture or architectural...More »

  • poster for “Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing” Exhibition

    “Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing” Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2016-02-19 - 2016-03-16

    The Drawing Center presents Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process as an Act of Drawing, a site-specific exhibition and project in which a working graphic design studio will be installed...More »

  • poster for Louise Despont “Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture”

    Louise Despont “Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2016-01-22 - 2016-03-20

    Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture will be the first solo museum exhibition for Louise Despont, an artist best known for using compasses, stencils, and rulers to create intricate and deeply...More »

  • poster for Jennifer Bartlett “Hospital”

    Jennifer Bartlett “Hospital”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-22 - 2016-03-20

    Jennifer Bartlett: Hospital is the first museum exhibition of this new series of ten pastels made in 2012. The works are based on a series of photographs that Bartlett took during an extended stay at Greenberg...More »

  • poster for “Richard Pousette-Dart: 1930s” Exhibition

    “Richard Pousette-Dart: 1930s” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-10-02 - 2015-12-20

    This fall The Drawing Center presents Richard Pousette-Dart: 1930s. the first in-depth museum consideration of Pousette-Dart’s drawings from the 1930s, a period when the artist pursued directly-carved...More »

  • poster for Rashid Johnson “Anxious Men”

    Rashid Johnson “Anxious Men”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-10-02 - 2015-12-20

    Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men, Johnson will create a site-specific installation for the Drawing Room gallery. Universally accessible and employing common visual tropes such as the monochrome and the grid,...More »

  • poster for “Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15” Exhibition

    “Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-07-17 - 2015-08-30

    Initiated in 2014, Open Sessions is a new program at The Drawing Center through which a large group of artists consider their relationship to drawing as medium, process, and metaphor. Working together...More »

  • poster for Robin Rhode “Drawing Waves”

    Robin Rhode “Drawing Waves”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-07-17 - 2015-08-30

    In Drawing Waves, South African–born, German-based artist Robin Rhode will exhibit his signature, stop-action photographs (in which he draws in public streets and then a performer interacts with the inscribed...More »

  • poster for İnci Eviner “Runaway Girls”

    İnci Eviner “Runaway Girls”

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    • Media: Film
    • 2015-05-29 - 2015-06-28

    The Drawing Center has commissioned Turkish multimedia artist İnci Eviner to create a new work, entitled Runaway Girls. Eviner uses repetitive, hypnotically shifting scenes to explore contemporary feminism...More »

  • poster for Rachel Goodyear “Restless Guests”

    Rachel Goodyear “Restless Guests”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-04-16 - 2016-03-01

    UK-based artist Rachel Goodyear will present a selection of drawings and hand-drawn animations in The Lab corridor. The animated works loop seamlessly, unfolding a narrative that never fully coheres, while...More »

  • poster for Abdelkader Benchamma “Representation of Dark Matter”

    Abdelkader Benchamma “Representation of Dark Matter”

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation
    • 2015-04-10 - 2016-03-01

    Further activating The Drawing Center’s newly designed exhibition spaces, each year an artist will be invited to create a wall drawing in the gallery’s main entryway and stairwell. The Center continues...More »

  • poster for Natalie Frank “The Brothers Grimm”

    Natalie Frank “The Brothers Grimm”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-04-10 - 2015-06-28

    Since completing her M.F.A. at Columbia University in 2006, Natalie Frank has been making a name for herself with energetic, visceral paintings that boldly embrace the liminal space between figuration...More »

  • poster for “Open Sessions” Exhibition

    “Open Sessions” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-04-10 - 2015-05-15

    Open Sessions continues with artist-directed group exhibitions. The third Open Sessions group show features artists who work with language, objects, narration, and performance: Becky Brown, Ernesto Caivano,...More »

  • poster for “Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris” Exhibition

    “Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-04-10 - 2015-06-28

    This exhibition explores four hundred years of portrait drawings, emphasizing work from live models. Each week, a different set of four portraits from different centuries and with different formal qualities...More »

  • poster for Tomi Ungerer “All in One”

    Tomi Ungerer “All in One”

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2015-01-16 - 2015-03-16

    The Drawing Center presents Tomi Ungerer: All in One, the first US retrospective of this extraordinary artist. Beginning with his childhood drawings depicting the Nazi invasion of Strasbourg, through his...More »

  • poster for “Open Sessions 2” Exhibition

    “Open Sessions 2” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-11-21 - 2014-12-14

    This exhibition of new work will include a collaborative film on fairy tales and politics; an installation under the stairs; a stack of posters in envelopes, ready to be mailed; a comic book for reconciliation;...More »

  • poster for James Sheehan “Death of Malevich”

    James Sheehan “Death of Malevich”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-10-29 - 2015-10-31

    To activate The Drawing Center’s newly designed galleries, the institution’s curators have invited artists to create long-term drawing-based installations in atypical locations around the facility. The...More »

  • poster for Sari Dienes Exhibition

    Sari Dienes Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-10-08 - 2014-11-16

    Sari Dienes is the first museum show ever devoted to the artist. In the early 1950s, Sari Dienes used experimental processes to create bold works on paper, impressing into her pictorial support the gritty...More »

  • poster for “Thread Lines” Exhibition

    “Thread Lines” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2014-09-19 - 2014-12-14

    The Drawing Center presents Thread Lines a group exhibition that disabuses the tradition of drawing as simply putting pen to paper, framing it instead as an open-ended act in which lines can be woven,...More »

  • poster for Xanti Schawinsky “Head Drawings and Faces of War”

    Xanti Schawinsky “Head Drawings and Faces of War”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-09-19 - 2014-12-14

    First generation Bauhaus artist Alexander ‘Xanti’ Schawinsky’s prolific oeuvre encompasses a range of social and political investigations. Schawinsky spent a lifetime relocating—from Switzerland to Germany...More »

  • poster for “The Intuitionists” Exhibition

    “The Intuitionists” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-07-11 - 2014-08-24

    The Drawing Center will present The Intuitionists, a collaborative project inspired by Colson Whitehead’s 1999 novel The Intuitionists, a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between...More »

  • poster for “Small” Exhibition

    “Small” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-07-11 - 2014-08-24

    This group exhibition features a selection of international contemporary artists who adopt an intimate format to explore issues related to visual perception, personal and historical memory, the construction...More »

  • poster for Lebbeus Woods “Architect”

    Lebbeus Woods “Architect”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-04-17 - 2014-06-15

    Acknowledging the parallels between society’s physical and psychological constructions, architect Lebbeus Woods has depicted a career-long narrative of how these constructions transform our being. Working...More »

  • poster for Len Lye “Motion Sketch”

    Len Lye “Motion Sketch”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2014-04-17 - 2014-06-08

    Len Lye’s career was marked by a lifelong fascination with movement and an aspiration to compose motion; the movement of the drawing hand was an important touchstone for his works in various media. In...More »

  • poster for ”Open Sessions: Action+Objct+Exchange” Exhibition

    ”Open Sessions: Action+Objct+Exchange” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-03-06 - 2014-03-23

    The Drawing Center announces the selected artists for Open Sessions. A two-year program open to artists working in a variety of disciplines, Open Sessions will offer exhibition opportunities in The Drawing...More »

  • poster for Deborah Grant “Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy!!”

    Deborah Grant “Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy!!”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-02-28

    The Drawing Center presents Deborah Grant: Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy!!, an installation that combines painting, drawing, and collage to recount the fictional meeting between African-American folk artist...More »

  • poster for Ferran Adrià “Notes on Creativity”

    Ferran Adrià “Notes on Creativity”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-02-28

    The Drawing Center presents Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity, January 25 – February 28, 2014, the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran...More »

  • poster for “Drawing Time, Reading Time” Exhibition

    “Drawing Time, Reading Time” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-11-15 - 2014-01-12

    This show features an international group of artists spanning the 1960s to today, all of whom are engaged in exploring the relationship between drawing and writing as distinct yet interrelated gestures....More »

  • poster for Sean Scully “Change and Horizontals”

    Sean Scully “Change and Horizontals”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-09-27 - 2013-11-03

    This intensely focused survey comprises Sean Scully’s (b. 1945, Dublin, Ireland) acrylic, ink, graphite, and masking-tape drawings from 1974–75—presented together for the first time in over 30 years—as...More »

  • poster for Alexis Rockman “Drawings from Life of Pi”

    Alexis Rockman “Drawings from Life of Pi”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-09-27 - 2013-11-03

    Alexis Rockman’s watercolor drawings were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, the 2012 Academy-Award winning feature film directed by Ang Lee. Lee sought...More »

  • poster for Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti “NOTATIONOTATIONS”

    Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti “NOTATIONOTATIONS”

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    • Media: Drawing - Performance Art
    • 2013-09-16 - 2013-09-20

    During the 2013–14 season, The Drawing Center will introduce its Performance Series, three commissioned performances that showcase important intersections between performance, time-based practices, and...More »

  • poster for  Ken Price “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”

    Ken Price “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-06-19 - 2013-08-18

    This exhibition marks the first survey of drawings by Ken Price, an artist best known for his sculptural work. A selection of 68 works on paper will track Price’s pursuit of drawing over 48 years and will...More »

  • poster for Giosetta Fioroni "L’Argento"

    Giosetta Fioroni "L’Argento"

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Film
    • 2013-04-05 - 2013-06-02

    This landmark exhibition marks Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni’s first solo exhibition in North America. The show will feature over 80 works in drawing, painting, film, theater design, and illustration,...More »

  • poster for Ishmael Randall Weeks Exhibition

    Ishmael Randall Weeks Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-01-17 - 2013-03-13

    This project by Peruvian born, New York and Lima-based artist Ishmael Randall Weeks will provide a meditation on recent Peruvian history in the form of a double slide projection using found slides that...More »

  • poster for Alexandre Singh "The Pledge"

    Alexandre Singh "The Pledge"

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2013-01-17 - 2013-03-13

    The first North American museum exhibition of works by Alexandre Singh, this presentation will be comprised of the artist’s new series of Assembly Instructions entitled The Pledge. This project takes interviews...More »

  • poster for Ignacio Uriarte Exhibition

    Ignacio Uriarte Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Media Arts
    • 2013-01-17 - 2013-03-13

    This inaugural U.S. museum exhibition of work by Berlin-based artist Ignacio Uriarte takes inspiration from Uriarte’s former career in business administration. Works made from standard office supplies...More »

  • poster for Rashaad Newsome "Five (The Drawing Center)"

    Rashaad Newsome "Five (The Drawing Center)"

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    • Media: Drawing - Video installation - Performance Art
    • 2012-11-15 - 2012-11-21

    Rashaad Newsome: Five (The Drawing Center) is a multimedia performance that highlights the art of voguing—characterized by angular, linear, and rigid body movements—as it relates to the drawn medium. New...More »

  • poster for Guillermo Kuitca "Diarios"

    Guillermo Kuitca "Diarios"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-11-08 - 2012-12-09

    Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios will be the first U.S. museum exhibition of a selection of paintings made from 2005 to the present. Since 1994, Kuitca has taken failed and discarded canvases, stretched them...More »

  • poster for José Antonio Suárez Londoño "The Yearbooks"

    José Antonio Suárez Londoño "The Yearbooks"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-11-08 - 2012-12-09

    This exhibition will include a selection of notebooks (also referred to as “yearbooks”) dating from 1997 to the present. Works will be taken from the Colombian artist’s ongoing project in which he creates...More »

  • poster for "In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art" Exhibition

    "In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-11-08 - 2012-12-09

    Exploring the notion of artists’ certificates of authenticity over the past 50 years, works in this exhibition range from the most formal legal certificates to dashed-off notations, all of which play a...More »

  • poster for  Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti "Notationotations"

    Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti "Notationotations"

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    • Media: Drawing - Performance Art
    • 2012-11-05 - 2012-11-11

    Renowned Egyptian-born multimedia artist Susan Hefuna and contemporary Italian choreographer Luca Veggetti will collaborate on an original two-part performance commissioned by The Drawing Center. Notationotations...More »

  • poster for "ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street" Exhibition

    "ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2011-07-01 - 2012-04-01

    In December 2010, The Drawing Center launched ReDraw: The Capital Plan for 35 Wooster Street with the purchase of a 2,000-square-foot unit on the second floor of 35 Wooster Street, which will replace its...More »

  • poster for "Drawing and its Double" Exhibition

    "Drawing and its Double" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-04-22 - 2011-06-24

    This landmark exhibition, co-organized with the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (ING) in Rome, of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Italy, is comprised of fifty-nine rarely-exhibited...More »

  • poster for Paolo Canevari "Decalogo"

    Paolo Canevari "Decalogo"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-04-22 - 2011-06-24

    The Drawing Center announces Paolo Canevari: Decalogo, on view in a specially designed Drawing Room located within the Main Gallery from April 22–June 24, 2011. This recent body of work by Paolo Canevari...More »

  • poster for "Drawn from Photography" Exhibition

    "Drawn from Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-02-18 - 2011-03-31

    On view in the Main Gallery from February 18–March 31, 2011, the exhibition showcases 13 artists who use drawing to meticulously translate images originally received through photo-based media or digital...More »

  • poster for "Day Job" Exhibition

    "Day Job" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Other
    • 2010-12-10 - 2011-02-03

    Day Job December 10, 2010–February 3, 2011 Main Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, December 9, 6–8pm Press Preview: Thursday, December 9, 5–6pm Left to right: Mary Lydecker, Westgate Shopping...More »

  • poster for Gerhard Richter "Lines Which Do Not Exist"

    Gerhard Richter "Lines Which Do Not Exist"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-09-11 - 2010-11-18

    The Drawing Center presents an enhanced version of an exhibition originally on view at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), UK in 2009. This presentation is comprised of approximately 50 graphite,...More »

  • poster for Claudia Wieser "Poems of the Right Angle"

    Claudia Wieser "Poems of the Right Angle"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2010-09-11 - 2010-11-18

    For her first solo museum exhibition in North America, Berlin-based, German artist Claudia Wieser (b. 1973, Freilassing, Germany) presents a site-specific installation in the Drawing Room. It will feature...More »

  • poster for Leon Golub "Live & Die Like a Lion?"

    Leon Golub "Live & Die Like a Lion?"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-04-23 - 2010-07-23

    Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion? is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the late drawings of the American artist Leon Golub (1922–2004). This presentation features approximately 50 oil...More »

  • poster for Dorothea Tanning "Early Designs"

    Dorothea Tanning "Early Designs"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-04-23 - 2010-07-23

    Dorothea Tanning: Early Designs for the Stage will present approximately twenty hand-drawn ballet costume designs by Dorothea Tanning (b.1910) created in collaboration with leading 20th century choreographers,...More »

  • poster for "Drawing Out: Student Artwork from the Drawing Connections Program" Exhibition

    "Drawing Out: Student Artwork from the Drawing Connections Program" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-04-16

    Drawing Out features student artwork from the Drawing Connections program, which pairs practicing artists with teachers in Lower Manhattan public schools to develop projects that relate classroom curricula...More »

  • SoHo Night Exhibition Walk-through

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2010-03-04 - 2010-03-04

    SoHo Night is an evening of extended exhibition viewing and special programs by the not-for-profit visual arts institutions in SoHo. The Drawing Center presents exhibition walk-throughs with Carey Lovelace,...More »

  • poster for "Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary" Exhibition

    "Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-01-15 - 2010-04-08

    Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary explores the fundamental role of drawing in the work of avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922–2001). One of the most important figures in twentieth-century...More »

  • poster for Ree Morton "At the Still Point of the Turning World"

    Ree Morton "At the Still Point of the Turning World"

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Performance Art
    • 2009-09-18 - 2009-12-18

    The Drawing Center presents an exhibition of the work of the late American artist Ree Morton (1936–1977). The exhibition highlights Morton’s influential body of work, remarkably all produced between her...More »

  • "The Power of Art" One-Day Colloquium

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-07-11

    The Power of Art is a one-day colloquium at The Drawing Center. Event addresses the power (or in many cases powerlessness) that art has to produce individual, social and cultural change. Investigates...More »

  • Reading by Eleanor Antin from Conversations with Stalin

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2009-05-20 - 2009-05-20

    In conjunction with the exhibition Unica Zürn: Dark Spring, artist, writer, and filmmaker Eleanor Antin will read from her memoir, Conversations with Stalin. Antin writes, "I was what was called in...More »

  • poster for Warren Neidich "Some Cursory Comments on the Nature of My Wall Drawing"

    Warren Neidich "Some Cursory Comments on the Nature of My Wall Drawing"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2009-04-30 - 2009-04-30

    Artist and writer, Warren Neidich, will present a performative lecture in conjunction with the exhibition, FAX. Neidich will be blindfolded and guided to the gallery wall to touch a composite faxed drawing...More »

  • poster for "Reading From the Dark Spring of Language: The Poetry & Prose of Unica Zürn" Gallery Talk

    "Reading From the Dark Spring of Language: The Poetry & Prose of Unica Zürn" Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-04-23 - 2009-04-23

    An evening of readings by acclaimed novelists and poets: Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate School of the City University of New York;...More »

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    "Dark Spring" Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-04-18 - 2009-04-18

    Exhibition curator João Ribas will give a free gallery talk about Unica Zürn "Dark Spring." [Image: Unica Zürn "Untitled (detail)" (1961) Ink on paper, 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.More »

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    Unica Zürn "Dark Spring"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-04-17 - 2009-07-23

    Unica Zürn: Dark Spring will present approximately 50 ink and watercolor works on paper by the late German artist and writer Unica Zürn, spanning from the early 1950s until her tragic suicide in 1970....More »

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    "FAX" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2009-04-17 - 2009-07-23

    FAX will invite a multi-generational group of artists, architects, designers, filmmakers, and thinkers to conceive of the fax machine as a drawing tool. Participants will transmit fax-based work via the...More »

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    "Drawing Out" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2009-04-03 - 2009-04-10

    The Drawing Center presents Drawing Out, an exhibition of student artwork from The Drawing Center's program that places teaching artists in downtown public schools. Drawing Connections pairs practicing...More »

  • "Information Architecture Series: Peter Macapia and Alice Aycock" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-03-26 - 2009-03-26

    The Drawing Center offers this series of talks in which leading philosophers, architects, designers, editors, and artists consider how information is diagrammed, modeled, structures, and otherwise disseminated. Peter...More »

  • "Information Architecture Series: Jeffrey Inaba and Nathan Carter" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-03-25 - 2009-03-25

    The Drawing Center offers this series of talks in which leading philosophers, architects, designers, editors, and artists consider how information is diagrammed, modeled, structures, and otherwise disseminated. Jeffrey...More »

  • "Information Architecture Series: Alva Noë and Danica Phelps" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-03-24 - 2009-03-24

    The Drawing Center offers this series of talks in which leading philosophers, architects, designers, editors, and artists consider how information is diagrammed, modeled, structures, and otherwise disseminated. Alva...More »

  • "Create, Present, Preserve" Panel

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-03-11 - 2009-03-11

    Create, Present, Preserve brings together a panel of experts in the areas of conservation, framing, and art handling to discuss the best methods for creating, presenting, storing, and transporting artwork...More »

  • poster for "Julião Sarmento" Artist Talk

    "Julião Sarmento" Artist Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-03-04 - 2009-03-04

    Curator João Ribas speaks with artist Julião Sarmento. Sarmento, who lives and works in Portugal, was born in Lisbon in 1948. His work often deals with issues of complex interpersonal relationships and...More »

  • poster for Sun Xun "Shock of Time"

    Sun Xun "Shock of Time"

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    • Media: Drawing - Digital
    • 2009-02-20 - 2009-03-28

    Sun Xun "Shock of Time" will present two recent hand-drawn animations by Hangzhou-based artist, Sun Xun (b. 1980, China). Shown together for the first time, Shock of Time (2006) and Lie of the Magician...More »

  • poster for "Apparently Invisible: Selections Spring 2009" Exhibition

    "Apparently Invisible: Selections Spring 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2009-02-20 - 2009-03-28

    "Apparently Invisible: Selections Spring 2009" presents work by nine artists selected from the Viewing Program. The pieces included in the exhibition skirt the edge of perception and cognition, requiring...More »

  • poster for Matt Mullican "In Performance"

    Matt Mullican "In Performance"

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    • Media: Video installation - Art Talk - Performance Art
    • 2009-01-24 - 2009-01-24

    This is the last video in our series Matt Mullican: In Performance. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition Matt Mullican: A Drawing Translates the Way of the Thinking, this series of rarely seen videos...More »

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    Family Art Workshop

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-01-24 - 2009-01-24

    Children ages 9 to 12, accompanied by an adult, can create their own system of codes in a hands-on workshop inspired by Matt Mullican: A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking and led by museum educator...More »

  • poster for Vena Cava "Drawing Class"

    Vena Cava "Drawing Class"

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    • Media: Drawing - Art Talk
    • 2009-01-22 - 2009-01-22

    Brooklyn-based fashion designers Vena Cava (Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai) will conduct a drawing class in the Drawing Room as part of the exhibition M/M (Paris): Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of...More »

  • poster for Liam Gillick "Drawing Class"

    Liam Gillick "Drawing Class"

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-01-13 - 2009-01-13

    Artist Liam Gillick will conduct a drawing class in the Drawing Room as part of the exhibition M/M (Paris): Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible. Drawing supplies will be available, but...More »

  • poster for Matt Mullican "In Performance"

    Matt Mullican "In Performance"

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    • Media: Video installation - Art Talk
    • 2008-12-11 - 2008-12-11

    This is the first in a series of rarely seen videos from the past 30 years featuring performances by Matt Mullican under hypnosis. Each screening will be introduced by a brief conversation between exhibition...More »

  • poster for Matt Mullican "A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking"

    Matt Mullican "A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-11-21 - 2009-02-05

    Matt Mullican "A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking," is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mullican's work in drawing in the United States to-date. For over three decades, Berlin-based artist Matt...More »

  • poster for Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag "M/M (Paris): Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible"

    Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag "M/M (Paris): Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-11-21 - 2009-02-05

    The design work of M/M (Paris) is the product of an influential and creative partnership founded in 1992 by Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag. Rooted in an expanded conception of graphic design,...More »

  • poster for Gallery Talk with Rirkrit Tiravanija

    Gallery Talk with Rirkrit Tiravanija

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-23 - 2008-10-23

    Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will discuss his practice and the Demonstration Drawings with curator João Ribas. Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings, currently on view in the Main Gallery through...More »

  • Conversation with Adam Helms

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2008-10-22 - 2008-10-22

    The Drawing Center's Artist Talks present leading contemporary artists in conversation with our curators. Tonight, Adam Helms, a New York-based artist, will discuss his practice with Executive Director...More »

  • poster for Brett Littman & Evan Snyderman Gallery Talk

    Brett Littman & Evan Snyderman Gallery Talk

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    • Media: Architecture - Art Talk
    • 2008-10-21 - 2008-10-21

    Exhibition curator and Executive Director Brett Littman will discuss the legacy of architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman with Evan Snyderman, Co-Principal of R 20th Century Design. Grossman...More »

  • poster for Greta Magnusson Grossman "Furniture and Lighting"

    Greta Magnusson Grossman "Furniture and Lighting"

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Furniture
    • 2008-10-17 - 2008-11-06

    Greta Magnusson Grossman: Furniture and Lighting is the first major U.S. exhibition to focus on the drawings of this Swedish-born, Los Angeles-based architect and industrial designer. A two-time recipient...More »

  • poster for Rirkrit Tiravanija "Demonstration Drawings"

    Rirkrit Tiravanija "Demonstration Drawings"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2008-09-12 - 2008-11-06

    This exhibition, featuring over 200 works on paper, will be the first U.S. museum exhibition of the Thailand-based artist’s ongoing series of commissioned drawings derived from images of demonstrations...More »

  • poster for Kathlen Henderson "What If I Could Draw a Bird That Could Change the World?"

    Kathlen Henderson "What If I Could Draw a Bird That Could Change the World?"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2008-09-12 - 2008-10-09

    "What If I Could Draw a Bird That Could Change the World?", in the Drawing Room, departs from past Selections shows by featuring the work of a singular Viewing Program artist. Henderson works in the...More »

  • poster for "Drawing on Film" Exhibition

    "Drawing on Film" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-05-29 - 2008-07-24

    Drawing on Film will survey the practice of “direct film”—the process of drawing, scratching, or otherwise manipulating film stock to create images without a camera. The exhibition will present works spanning...More »

  • poster for Frederick Kiesler "Co-Realities"

    Frederick Kiesler "Co-Realities"

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture
    • 2008-04-18 - 2008-07-24

    This exhibition explores the pivotal role drawing played in the interdisciplinary and multifaceted work of Austro-American designer, artist, theoretician, and architect, Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965)....More »

  • poster for Yüksel Arslan "Visual Interpretations"

    Yüksel Arslan "Visual Interpretations"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2008-04-18 - 2008-05-15

    Yüksel Arslan (b. 1933, Istanbul, Turkey) has often been associated with the loosely-structured surrealist movement in Turkey and was affiliated with the intellectual circles of 1960s Paris that included...More »

  • poster for "Drawing Out: Student Artwork from Drawing Connections" Exhibition

    "Drawing Out: Student Artwork from Drawing Connections" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2008-04-04 - 2008-04-10

    Drawing Out is an annual exhibition of student artwork from the Drawing Connections Education Program, which places teaching artists in downtown public schools. Through this program, The Drawing Center...More »

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