The Drawing Center

The Drawing Center The Drawing Center explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art and creative thought.

The Drawing Center Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm; Thurs, 12-8pm. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 student and seniors, children under 12 are free.


The Drawing Center, in collaboration with , is pleased to announce details of a special fall benefit exhibition, on view at Pace’s New York flagship from November 2 to 8. A curated project titled "The Rejectionists," the exhibition will be organized around the challenge presented by two 20th century masterpieces from
the collection of Arne and Milly Glimcher: a 1950 "Corps de dame" drawing by Jean Dubuffet and a 1961 drawing by Agnes Martin. More than 70 works in "The Rejectionists," save the Dubuffet and Martin, will be available for sale through an online silent auction hosted by The Drawing Center during the run of the exhibition. Proceeds will support The Drawing Center's programs, with participating artists receiving a percentage of the artwork sales.

Co-curated by The Drawing Center’s Executive Director, Laura Hoptman—with Claire Gilman, Chief Curator of The Drawing Center—and Pace CEO Marc Glimcher, "The Rejectionists" will be hung as a continuum, with the Dubuffet and the Martin as two poles—or brackets—for the rest of the works on view. In the most obvious sense, the Dubuffet and the Martin drawings are stylistic opposites: figurative versus abstract, expressionistic versus geometric and minimal. But, in fact, both artists shared a similar disdain for received ideas and the mainstream cultural discourse of their times. Their visions were distinct, but their attitudes were both squarely rejectionist, with Dubuffet cultivating a parallel career as a wine merchant and Martin famously advising her fellow artists to “paint with your back to the world.

Fundraising efforts will also include a ticketed cocktail party held on November 2 from 6–9 p.m. amid the exhibition on the seventh floor of Pace’s 540 West 25th Street gallery. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets:


Our 2023 Gala promises to be a memorable testament to The Drawing Center, celebrating Almine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and artist Shahzia Sikander, whose accomplishments and deep commitment to our chosen medium exemplify drawing’s necessity and unique significance in today’s world.

The Drawing Center’s Gala is the leading fundraiser in support of our organization. Funds generated through this event support our exhibitions, publications, public programs, and education initiatives, furthering our enduring mission to explore the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought.

This year's gala will take place on Wednesday, May 3 at The Lighthouse at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, NYC.

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Last week to save 25% on The Drawing Center's limited editions, including Walter Price's "Lawful Excuses" (2022). This edition of 30 unique hand-colored lithographs, printed with Derriere L' Etoile Studios in Long Island City, represents the New York-based artist's first foray into printmaking. Throughout his practice, Price aims to create exhilarating compositions that straddle the line between figuration and abstraction; this dynamic suite of prints is representative of the artist's graphic fluidity and sense of experimentation that encourages viewers to look and look again.

The Drawing Center's limited editions are generously donated by artists, and the sales of these works provide direct support for all that we do—from groundbreaking exhibitions and publications, to education and community initiatives.

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Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm
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