Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books

May 5 – November 2, 2008

West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier Galleries G2 through G29

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

Overview: 211 prints, drawings, watercolors, sketchbooks, and illustrated volumes dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries acquired by the National Gallery of Art during the previous 5 years were shown in this exhibition. The chronological presentation ranged from medieval objects, such as the earliest European engraving and the first image printed in multiple colors, to recent works by Chuck Close, Martin Puryear, Ed Ruscha, and Fred Wilson.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, was curator.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported in part by a grant from the Thaw Charitable Trust.

Attendance: 153,837

Image: Installation view of Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives