Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now

RISD Museum

Oct. 6, 2024 - Jan. 7, 2018

20 North Main Street
Providence, 02903

The RISD Museum is pleased to present Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum, which explores the vital role of drawing as a continual and active process of discovery. Lines of Thought features a selection from the British Museum’s exceptional collection of drawings, renowned for its depth. The exhibition spans more than 500 years of drawings, creating fresh contexts for historical works and making connections between old masters and modern and contemporary artists. Featuring seventy works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Peter Doig, and Rachel Whiteread, among others, this show provides visitors with an unprecedented opportunity to view many works never before shown in the U.S.

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