Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections
April 30, 2006 – January 2, 2007
West Building, Ground Floor, Central Galleries
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 111 drawings dating from the 14th to the 20th century were exhibited to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the Woodner collections at the National Gallery of Art. The chronological presentation focused on old master drawings from the Renaissance and included works by Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, and Rembrandt van Rijn. An album page from Giorgio Vasari's own collection of Italian Renaissance drawings, Libro de' Disegni, Francisco de Goya's Mascaras crueles (Cruel Masks), and drawings by Pablo Picasso also were included. The Woodner Collections were formed by Ian Woodner and given to the National Gallery by Dian and Andrea Woodner beginning in 1991.
5 midday concerts featuring music from the 15th through the 18th century were given in the West Building Lecture Hall in honor of the exhibition.
Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of old master drawings, was exhibition curator.