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THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM TO EXHIBIT JIM DINE'S IMPORTANT "GLYPTOTEK DRAWINGS" FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK

Press release date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WORK IS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING DINE'S DEEP ENGAGEMENT WITH ART OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

Jim Dine: The Glyptotek Drawings
Opens May 20, 2011

**Press Preview: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 10 a.m. until noon** R.S.V.P.: (212) 590-0393, E-mail Media

Jim Dine's series of extraordinary drawings inspired by Greek and Roman sculpture and sourced primarily at the Glyptothek Museum in Munich, Germany will receive its first New York showing in a new exhibition opening May 20 at The Morgan Library & Museum. The forty works on paper, known as the Glyptotek Drawings (1987–88)*, are crucial to understanding Dine's career, as they were instrumental in launching his ongoing engagement with the art of the ancient world. The drawings—a promised gift to the Morgan from the artist—will be on view through September 4.

*[The artist prefers this spelling for his work.]