MASTER DRAWINGS NEW YORK
Twenty-five of the world’s leading international art dealers are celebrating the 2020 edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY). The event takes place from Saturday, January 25th through Saturday, February 1st, 2020, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with the Preview on Friday, January 24. Some of the most influential names in the business, some exhibiting for the very first time, are dedicated to drawings, paintings, watercolors, sculpture and oil sketches from the 14th to the 21st centuries.
Now in its 14th year, the annual week-long event presents an exciting showcase of concurrent pop-up gallery exhibitions by visiting dealers from London, Paris, and Vienna, and special presentations mounted in private gallery spaces by top New York specialists. These take place in galleries predominantly along Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
In addition to these astonishing works, Master Drawings New York presents an extraordinary line-up of partner events from Cooper Hewitt and The Metropolitan Museum of Art to The Morgan Library and The New-York Historical Society. This year the special loan exhibition is presented by Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Included in the exhibition are some of the first Old Master drawings collected in America, including works from the school of Raphael, by Abraham Jansz. van Diepenbeeck, and by Dirk Vellert, together with drawings of 19th century American masters such as Winslow Homer and Elihu Vedder, and works by contemporary artists including Nancy Grossman, Titus Kaphar, Alex Katz, and Edda Renouf. This is a unique opportunity to see important works rarely seen outside of Maine. A curator conversation hosted by Bowdoin College Museum of Art will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 4:30 pm. Sponsored in part through a generous contribution from Peter Bownes-Johnson, Partner, Private Clients, Vizion Insurance Brokers.