Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection
Through April 22, 2018
The Clark Institute, Williamstown, MA
From the museum:
Over the past fifty years, New York art dealer and philanthropist Eugene V. Thaw assembled one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings. This collection, known for its breadth and exceptional quality, charts the high points of drawing from the Renaissance through the twentieth century and features works made by pivotal artists at key moments in the history of the art form.
Mr. Thaw donated his collection of more than 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, which celebrated the gift with the September 2017 opening of “Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection,” an exhibition that has drawn critical acclaim for the diversity and quality of the works presented. In recognition of Mr. Thaw’s longstanding interest in the Clark Art Institute, “Drawn to Greatness” will travel to Williamstown for an exclusive presentation at the Clark.
Featuring 150 drawings that tell the story of a visionary collector, the exhibition examines five centuries of Western drawing. Sketchbooks belonging to Jackson Pollock, Francisco de Goya, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne and illustrated letters from Vincent van Gogh are among the works exhibited.