Partner Events Hosted by Master Drawings New York 2018

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Exhibition Viewing and
Curator Conversation at the Met

Private Early Hours Viewing of
 Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer

Followed by a Special Event
“The Drawings of Michelangelo and Rodin: Debates and Perspectives.”

Auguste Rodin (French 1840 – 1917), The Embrace, Graphite, 1900-1910, watercolor and gouache on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10.66.6
Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian 1475-1564), Studies for a Libyan Sibyl (recto), ca. 1510-11, Chalk on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 24.197.2

This year Master Drawings New York 2018 launches with an exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer followed by discussions by Carmen C. Bambach, Curator of Italian and Spanish Drawings about the exhibition and Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator of French 19th-century Drawings and Prints about Rodin At the Met. The event will be followed by a conversation with the audience.

Friday, January 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for this event please click here

This partnership event is made possible through a generous contribution from the Tavolozza Foundation.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Department of Prints and Drawings:
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 2nd Edition of Master Drawings Week
Symposium with



Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1726-1804), Scene of Contemporary Life: The Picture Show, 1791, Pen and ink over black chalk, Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum, 2017.253

“2017 in Review: Editors’ Choice”

Join the editorial board of quarterly journal Master Drawings as they reflect on a year of discoveries, scholarship,
and exhibitions in the drawings world. Included in the conversation are reviews of major exhibitions of works by
masters like Raphael, Bosch and Michelangelo.

Tuesday, January 30, 4 – 5:30 pm
Academy Mansion, 2 East 63rd Street
(between Madison and 5th Avenue)

This is a ticketed event with limited capacity. Tickets are available for purchase for $10. To purchase tickets for this event please click here.

Proceeds from ticket sales cover the administrative costs for the event. Any excess proceeds are donated to the Master Drawings Association.

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New-York Historical Society Event

New York Historical Society & Master Drawings New York Presents:
Behind the Scenes:

Exclusive viewing of the new Audubon’s Birds of America Gallery and other
watercolor masterpieces by the artist

John James Audubon (1785–1851), Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Study for Havell pl. 206, 1821; ca. 1825. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, collage, and black ink with touches of gouache, scraping, and selective glazing on paper, laid on card; 38 1/16 x 25 7/8 in. Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon, 1863.17.206

This private viewing of the New-York Historical Society’s new, dedicated Audubon Gallery
with Roberta J.M. Olson, Curator of Drawings, will be followed by a discussion of the innovative techniques pioneered by Audubon. Attendees will be able to examine a separate selection of these national treasures without glass in a study room. Alan Balicki, Chief Conservator, Library, will explain the complex conservation treatment of one watercolor and also demonstrate the cutting-edge display case for the double-elephant-folio edition of The Birds of America.

Monday, January 29, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
New York, NY 10024

This is a ticketed event with very limited capacity. Tickets are available for purchase for $10.
To purchase tickets for this event please click here.

New-York Historical Society – Audubon’s Bird of America Gallery:

Lecture Event held in Conjunction with Master Drawings Week

Across continents and centuries:
an artist, a curator and a collector explore in conversation the universal language of works on paper

Sunday, 28th January, 1:00 pm
1334 York Avenue New York, NY 10021

Limited places available, on a first come first served basis.
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Saturday 26 January to Saturday 2 February 2019

Preview day:

Friday 25 January, 4-8pm

11am - 6pm

Sunday 28 January
2pm - 6pm


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