Drawing Center in SoHo is an art museum that places the art of drawing in the context of contemporary culture. It exhibits both art stars and emerging artists.
Drawing Center News
March 7, 2022
The Vision of Martha Beck
For some artists, drawing is the end, but for most, drawing is the beginning. It is the starting point of the artistic process. Drawings provide a window into the creative mind.
The Museum is in SoHo, which after being abandoned by the industries that built it in the late 1800s, was colonized by artists in the late 1950s and early 1960s. SoHo became a full-blown artist’s colony in the 1970s, a pivotal period in New York art history. Visiting the Drawing Center is a view into New York’s past and our shared creative future.
The Drawing Center was founded in 1977 by Martha Beck, a former curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). New York City was a very different place then. The Museum moved to its current location in 1987.
In 2012, the New York Times reported the start of a long-term initiative to exhibit Latin American art.
An exhibition of Argentine artist Eduardo Navarro Into ourselves opens with a reception on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition is on view through April 22, 2018.
Colombian artist Mateo López has his first solo museum exhibition in the United States “Undo List” January 20 – March 19, 2017. There is an opening reception Thursday, January 19 from 6 – 8 pm.
April 6-22, 2018
January 20 – March 19, 2017 DRAWING CENTER