About MDNY

Established in 2006 and co-founded by Margot Gordon and Crispian Riley-Smith, Master Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.

We hope you will join us in 2023 for the 17th edition of Master Drawings New York !

As we approach the 2023 event, we are taking necessary precautions to reflect the unprecedented changes to the art world as a result of Covid-19.
Please check our website and Social Media channels for updates.


CEO and Managing Director

Crispian Riley-Smith

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Gallery Liaison

Christa Savino

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Institutional Partnership Manager

Daniella Berman

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MDNY Project Manager

Cindi Leahy-Brown

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Legal Counsel, England

Emily Riley-Smith

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Advisory Board Members

Christopher Bishop

Christopher Bishop Fine Art

Robert Kashey

Shepherd / W & K Galleries

Jill Newhouse

Jill Newhouse Gallery

Stephen Ongpin

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art

Alan Salz

Didier Aaron