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Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions

13 Feb 15

The Morgan Library and Museum

The exhibition marked the 10th anniversary of the Morgan Library & Museum's pivotal decision to collect and exhibit modern and contemporary drawings. Long noted for its holdings of Old Master drawings, the Morgan had been able to acquire hundreds of exceptional works by some of the greatest artists of our time.

The show included more than one hundred drawings created between 1900 and 2013 by artists from Matisse, Mondrian, and Schiele to Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Twombly, and—more recently—artists such as Turk, Kippenberger and Dumas. Curated by Isabelle Dervaux, the show proposed a reflection on twentieth-century drawing, looking notably at the characteristics that define its modernity in relation to the historical tradition.