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.
Site-specific wall drawing
Drawings from a prominent painter of the Leipzig school in Germany
Artists work together to create a conversation, with drawing as an activity rather than a product