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A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict

February 13 – June 12, 1994
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier

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

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.

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.