A Discerning Eye

Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict

February 13 – June 12, 1994

West Building Ground Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 78 prints and drawings from the mid-16th to the mid-20th century were selected from 143 works on paper, a gift to the Gallery by Dr. Ruth B. Benedict. The chronologically arranged exhibition was presented as a tribute to Dr. Benedict, who had died in October 1993.

Organization: It was organized by Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator, assisted by Gregory Jecmen, assistant curator of old master prints.

Image: Battista Angolo del Moro, Hercules and the Hydra, 1552, etching on laid paper, Gift of Philip and Judith Benedict, 1997.88.2

Attendance: 31,831

Brochure: A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, by Andrew Robison. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1994.