The Drawing Center
is the only fine arts institution in the U.S. to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 by curator Martha Beck
(1938-2014) to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture. Located in SoHo, The Drawing Center’s galleries provide an intimate and human scale viewing experience. It has been called "one of the city's most highly respected small art museums" by The New York Times. Attracting more than 55,000 visitors annually from the local area, across the country, and around the world, The Drawing Center has presented more than 230 exhibitions, published over 85 catalogs, and has been recognized through many prestigious awards.
from the Drawing Center in the Fine Arts Department. Watch for a special event here this year also, exhibiting Cleveland artist Corrie Slawson
. In 2013, her portfolio was added to The Drawing Center Viewing Program in New York. Ms. Slawson lives in Cleveland Heights.