Drawing Center

Drawing Center

Coordinates: 40°43′21″N 74°00′10″W / 40.722444°N 74.002884°W / 40.722444; -74.002884

The Drawing Center
Established 1977

35 Wooster Street

New York, NY United States 10013
Type Art, Special Interest [1]
Director Brett Littman, Executive Director
Website The Drawing Center

The Drawing Center is a SoHo museum and the only[citation needed] nonprofit exhibition space in the United States to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary.


Location and activities

The Drawing Center is located on the ground floor of an historic,[clarification needed] cast-iron building.

In August 2005, the Drawing Center was removed from consideration as one of the groups to occupy the World Trade Center. Also in 2005, it was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.[2][3]

The Drawing Center named Brett Littman, former Deputy Director of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, as its Executive Director in early 2007.

Each year, the Center presents "Selections" exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists as well as exhibitions of historical and contemporary drawing-based work. The Drawing Room, located across the street from the Main Gallery, features dynamic, drawing-based installations and exhibitions by emerging and under-recognized artists. The Center offers a range of public programs for both adults and children, including film screenings, literary readings, artist talks, symposia, performances, and The Big Draw, a day-long event or series of events featuring artist-led drawing activities for all ages.

List of shows

This list is incomplete

  • Dorothea Tanning: Early Designs for the Stage
  • Eva Hesse Drawing
  • Leon Golub: Live & Die Like a Lion?
  • Drawing Out: Student Artwork from the Drawing Connections Program
  • Selections Spring 2010: Sea Marks
  • Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary
  • Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World
  • Unica Zürn: Dark Spring
  • Drawing Out: Student Artwork from Drawing Connections
  • Sun Xun: Shock of Time
  • Apparently Invisible: Selections Spring 2009
  • Matt Mullican: A Drawing Translates the Way of Thinking
  • M/M (Paris): Just Like an Ant Walking on the Edge of the Visible
  • Greta Magnusson Grossman: Furniture and Lighting
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings
  • Kathleen Henderson: What If I Could Draw a Bird That Could Change the World?
  • Drawing on Film
  • Frederick Kiesler: Co-Realities
  • Yüksel Arslan: Visual Interpretations
  • Drawing Out: Student Artwork from Drawing Connections
  • Selections Spring 2008
  • Sterling Ruby: CHRON

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