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This survey of the drawings in the collection of the National Gallery of Art accompanied the opening of the Gallery’s East Building. This moment of celebration and stock-taking afforded the public a look, in the easily accessible format of an exhibition, at the aesthetic richness and scholarly significance of a rapidly growing collection whose fragility and sensitivity to light demands that it be kept most of the time safely in storage, for consultation on a piece-by-piece basis. The 28 supporters whose gifts, past and future, are represented in this small selection comprise only a few of the Gallery’s many hundreds of generous donors. The introduction to this catalog provides details on the story of this generosity. The drawings are reproduced and organized into art-historical and chronological sections.