Founded in 1977, The Drawing Center, a museum in Manhattan's SoHo district, explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Its activities, which are both multidisciplinary and broadly historical, include exhibitions; Open Sessions, a curated artist program encouraging community and collaboration; the Drawing Papers publication series; and education and public programs. 

The Drawing Center's exhibitions encompass a wide range of artistic traditions and take a uniquely interdisciplinary approach. Dynamic Exhibitions connect drawing to science, architecture, literature, food, political movements, theater, film, music, photography, choreography, textiles, and technology.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Susan York: Foundation

    Oct 13 2017 - Feb 3 2019

    Site-specific works replicate parts of the museum’s physical structure

  • Inka Essenhigh

    Apr 6 2018 - Aug 4 2019

    Site-specific wall drawing

  • For Opacity

    Oct 12 2018 - Feb 3 2019

    3 artists explore diverse identities in portraiture through drawing

  • Jennifer Wynne Reeves: All Right for Now

    Oct 12 2018 - Feb 3 2019

    Works examine the power of line and color to access deeply personal fears and desires

  • Open Sessions 12

    Oct 12 2018 - Dec 2 2018

    Artists work together to create a conversation, with drawing as an activity rather than a product

  • Open Sessions 13

    Dec 14 2018 - Feb 3 2019

    Artists work together to create a conversation, with drawing as an activity rather than a product

  • Neo Rauch: Aus dem Boden / From the Floor

    Apr 11 2019 - Jul 28 2019

    Drawings from a prominent painter of the Leipzig school in Germany

  • Open Sessions 14

    Apr 11 2019 - Jun 1 2019

    Artists work together to create a conversation, with drawing as an activity rather than a product