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Exhibition

Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

March 19, 2016–June 19, 2016
North Carolina Museum of Art
Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art features some of the most important drawings from the superlative collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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The selection of drawings, watercolors, gouaches, and pastels dating from the Middle Ages to the present includes stellar examples by such masters as Guercino, Annibale Carracci, George Romney, François Boucher, Thomas Gainsborough, Edgar Degas, Käthe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, Emil Nolde, Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ed Ruscha. This eye-opening exhibition illuminates the historical and ongoing role of drawing as a means of study, observation, and problem solving, as an outpouring of the artist’s imagination, and as a method of realizing a finished work of art.

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.

 

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Hercules, 1641–42, pen and brown ink, 7 ¼ x 6 ¾ in., Minneapolis Institute of Art

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