Inspired by our Drawing in the Galleries program and the amazing variety of drawings on view in the Ackland’s current exhibition Drawing Attention, Draw & Discuss offers the chance to experience the comradery and creativity of Drawing in the Galleries at a time when gathering in large groups isn’t possible. Both longtime Drawing in the Galleries attendees and new participants are encouraged to draw on their own and then join us for a virtual discussion. All levels are welcome.
Come on your own to the Ackland’s galleries to draw from five works* featured in Drawing Attention that have been selected for this program by Amanda Hughes, longtime facilitator of the Ackland’s Drawing in the Galleries program. Materials will be available at the Ackland’s drawing station, or you may bring your own dry materials (pencils, colored pencils, crayons, paper).
On Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m., join Amanda Hughes on Zoom for an informal virtual conversation about what you’ve noticed looking closely and drawing along. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.
*Works List (some are available digitally, if you aren’t able to visit in person):
Portrait of a Gentleman, c. 1850
black and white chalk
The Robert Myers Collection, 2015.10.82
Available online: https://ackland.emuseum.com/objects/26038/
American, born in Russia, 1899-1987
Lovers, c. 1954
crayon and watercolor
Bequest of Charles and Isabel Eaton, 2009.31.105
Joel Daniel Philips
American, born 1989
graphite and charcoal
Gift of Cathy and Hunter Allen, 2019.50
A view of the Kleine Haarlemmersluis in winter with the Martelaarsgracht beyond, seen from the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, 1816
pen and brown ink, washes of brown and gray inks, over traces of graphite
The Peck Collection, 2017.1.114
Available online: https://ackland.emuseum.com/objects/27358/
Landscape, perhaps 1920s
Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2010.4.8