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Following a Line: Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Part One

Saturday, September 22, 2001Sunday, January 27, 2002

Installation view of Following a Line: Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Part One. Photograph by Biff Henrich.

Clifton Hall Link

From unpretentious jottings and abbreviated notations to independent works in their own right, drawings provide a great deal of information about a particular artist’s creative process. Also described as works on paper, drawings compose a significant part of the Albright-Knox’s collection. Following a Line, the title for two consecutive exhibitions in the Clifton Hall Link, celebrated this special collection, which is often kept out of view due to sensitivity to light and environmental conditions. Part One included works ranging from a stellar ink drawing, Landscape of the Megaliths, 1937, by the English surrealist Paul Nash, to an ink and watercolor Drawing for Earth Project, 1969, by Robert Morris. The diversity of the museum’s collection of drawings was reflected in this exhibition, which was on view for almost three months.

This exhibition was organized by Curator Douglas Dreishpoon.