About this Event

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Laura Hoptman, Director, The Drawing Center, New York City

5:30 pm | Complimentary reception + mixing-and-mingling with other Murdock Society and Moderns members
6:15 pm | Presentation by Laura Hoptman, Director of The Drawing Center, in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall
7:30 pm | Optional dinner following at First Mile Kitchen

Founded in 1977 by a former MOMA curator in the drawings department, The Drawing Center is led today by a former MOMA curator of drawings. This museum explores drawing in all its guises and with an expansive grasp of this medium.

Based in New York’s SoHo, the Center thrives in the Manhattan neighborhood with countless artist studios and alternative art spaces. It takes an experimental and interdisciplinary approach, presenting early exhibitions by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, for example, and more recent shows with drawings by tattoo artists, novelists, even chefs in addition to leading visual artists.

Come learn about this internationally regarded gem of a museum devoted to drawing.

Free program for Murdock Society and Moderns members only.

Interested in the event but not a Murdock Society or Moderns member? Email