The Drawing Institute organizes a series of public lectures throughout the year.

Thaw Lecture
The Thaw Lecture is an annual public lecture exploring questions related to the role of drawing in the creative process. The series of Thaw Lectures is published by the Drawing Institute.

Public Symposia bring together experts presenting original research on the form and function of drawings.

Focused exhibitions organized by the Drawing Institute highlight new scholarship on drawings from all periods.

Study Days
Study Days are organized in conjunction with exhibitions on display at the Morgan Library & Museum. Study Days can also be devoted to a group of drawings from the Morgan's collection, exploring specific questions regarding their making and meaning.

Master Classes
Master Classes led by renowned scholars, take a closer look at drawings from the Morgan's collection. The small, private sessions foster conversation on a single artist or a specific topic.

Graduate Seminars
Open by application to graduate students, Graduate Seminars are intended to foster the study of drawings by a new generation of scholars. Seminars are open to graduate students of the history of art and the conservation of works on paper. Interested participants are kindly invited to submit a one paragraph statement which should include the following:

  • Name and email
  • Academic institution
  • Class year
  • Field of study
  • Interest in the seminar and its relevance to your research

Applications should be submitted electronically with the name of the seminar as the subject heading to:

Fellows Colloquia
Fellows Colloquia provide an opportunity for Fellows of the Drawing Institute to share their research. These informal gatherings are intended to encourage discussion on drawings in broader cultural, historical, or literary contexts across different periods.