Showcasing Santa Fe’s Thriving Art Landscape

 In Art Lab, Education, Events

Art Santa Fe’s Art Labs feature curated projects produced in partnership with prominent galleries as well as Santa Fe’s leading museums and art institutions. This year, we’re excited to host the New Mexico Museum of Art at the show. As part of its 2017 centennial celebration, the New Mexico Museum of Art is the first—and one of only two U.S. venues—to host “Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the British Museum.” The exhibition is on view through Sept. 17—but Art Santa Fe attendees can stop by the museum’s Art Lab to glimpse some of the exhibition’s highlights up close and personal.

Featuring works from a veritable “who’s who” of renowned artists through the centuries, “Lines of Thought” offers a rare opportunity to better understand the thinking behind an artist’s drawing, comparing side-by-side drawings from master draftsmen and artists across five centuries. One of the British Museum Prints and Drawings department’s largest touring exhibitions, “Lines of Thought” showcases 70 drawings from highlighted artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline, Georges Seurat, and Rachel Whiteread.

Examining the ways artists have used drawing as a means of recording and provoking thought from the 15th century to today, “Lines of Thought” explores the history of drawing as a thinking medium, providing insight into the minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. At Art Santa Fe, the museum will be showing a selection of gestural drawings that celebrates the vigor of the artist’s hand. Graphite, colored pencil, powdered pigment, ink, oil crayon, and even glitter come together to highlight drawing’s expressive potential. These drawings are chosen to spotlight the immediacy drawing offers as a tool for capturing someone’s likeness, to celebrate the supple pliability of line, and to show drawing translated into other media.

We hope you can make it to Art Santa Fe this July 13–16 to see selected pieces from this internationally acclaimed exhibition before it goes overseas as well as work from hundreds of exceptional artists and galleries from around the world. Click here to get your tickets to Art Santa Fe.

All Images ©The Trustees of the British Museum

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