Bring your pencils and sketchpads and be inspired by the exquisite work on view in Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art. An artist-instructor on site will guide the process of translating looking into drawing. Graphite and colored pencils only, please. No registration required. Saturdays, August 3, 10, and 17.
Storied Past features 60 French drawings created over a span of four centuries, all drawn from the Suida-Manning collection at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. The show demonstrates the range of subject matter characteristic of old master French drawings and emphasizes the narrative character of the French tradition. Additionally, the installation informs viewers about drawing materials and techniques as well as some of the issues pertinent to the connoisseurship of drawings. Included are French artists from diverse schools and styles, such as Jacques Callot, François Boucher, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Théodore Rousseau, and Théophile Alexandre Steinlen. Storied Past is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.