2020 Institutional Partners

Special Loan Exhibition

Drawn Together
Five Centuries of Drawings from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

January 24 – February 1

On view during Master Drawings New York exhibition hours

Driscoll | Babcock, 22 East 80th Street, Second Floor

Elihu Vedder (American, 1836–1923), Natura, ca. 1894, graphite, pastel and gold on brown wove paper.
Gift of The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine


Drawing has long been a linchpin of the artistic process, an essential method to record observations, translate perceptions across media, and explore new insights. Drawn Together: Five Centuries of Drawing from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art includes highlights from the Museum’s rich collection of drawings, the first such public collection in the United States. The exhibition examines the important role of drawing as a creative practice, from envisioning new works such as paintings, etchings, murals, and tapestries, to exploring new tools and techniques, to reflecting on the practice itself. 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.



Sponsored in part through a generous contribution from:

Peter Bownes-Johnson, Partner, Private Clients, Vizion Insurance Brokers