The Institute is digitizing a portion of the institutional archive of The Drawing Center, and facilitating the donation of the full archive to a major research library.
The Drawing Center is a nonprofit exhibition space in Manhattan that focuses on the presentation of drawings, both historical and contemporary. The archive comprises historical material that spans from the opening of the institution in 1977 to the present. It includes installation photography, ephemera and press materials from past exhibitions, events and programs that featured significant artists such as Kara Walker, Sol LeWitt, Antonio Gaudí, and Louise Bourgeois, as well as documentation of groundbreaking exhibitions like Plains Indians Drawings 1865–1935: Pages from a Visual History; 3 X Abstraction: New Methods of Drawing by Emma Kunz, Hilma af Klint, and Agnes Martin; and Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs.
After digitization is complete, The Drawing Center will make this vital history available on their own platform in time for their 50th anniversary in 2027.
For more information on The Drawing Center, please visit their website.