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Drawing in the Age of Revolutions: New Perspectives
This symposium coincides with the exhibition David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre, which offers the American public a rare opportunity to view some of the most celebrated French drawings from the Louvre. Through a series of brief talks, leading scholars will explore the diversity of draftsmanship during the period and present new research in the field. The program will conclude with a gallery conversation with curators and speakers, allowing for a closer examination of works on view.

The Art Market, Drawings Galleries, and Collectors
Louis-Antoine Prat, Curator, Department of Graphic Arts, Musée du Louvre, and Professor, Ecole du Louvre

Between Language and Painting: the Function of Drawing in the Later Work of Jacques-Louis David
Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, and Associate Provost for the Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

The Louvre Drawings: A Cultural Historian's Perspective
Stéphane Gerson, Associate Professor of French and French Studies, New York University

Drawing's Stepchild: The Printed Image from David to Delacroix
Patricia Mainardi, Doctoral Program in Art History Graduate Center, City University of New York

In-Gallery Talks:
"Petits Souvenirs de Bonne Amitié": Drawings and Friendship in Nineteenth-Century France
Esther Bell, Moore Curatorial Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints, Morgan Library & Museum

Place and Memory in Nineteenth-Century French Drawings
Alison Hokanson, Research Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 2–6 p.m.*
*Galleries open 10 am to 6 p.m.


Tickets: $25 for Non-Members; $20 for Members; free to students with valid ID
Order tickets

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.



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Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.