The Drawing Institute at The Morgan Library & Museum
(Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola; 1503–1540)Studio Interior
Pen and brown ink on paper; framing lines in pen and black ink
5 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches (141 x 125 mm)
Inscribed at lower right, in pen and brown ink, "parmesan".
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910; IV, 46
The Drawing Institute at The Morgan Library & Museum is devoted to the study of the history, collecting, function, interpretation, conservation, and theory of old master and modern drawing with the goal of stimulating new lines of investigation and discourse. The Drawing Institute supports research through annual fellowships; publications; small, focused exhibitions; and an ongoing series of symposia, seminars, and lectures. Cooperative programming and joint fellowships with the IMAF (International Music and Art Foundation) Centre at The Courtauld Gallery in London and with the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston are a further component of the Drawing Institute's program. Future plans call for the awarding of an annual prize for a groundbreaking exhibition or publication in the drawings field.
The Drawing Institute is supported by a generous gift from Eugene V. Thaw, a Life Trustee and long-time benefactor of the Morgan and noted drawings collector. Members of the advisory committee are Morgan Trustee and collector Karen B. Cohen; Elizabeth Cropper, Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, The National Gallery of Art, Washington; collector and museum patron Agnes Gund, Philippe de Montebello, former director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and now a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington; David Rosand, professor of Art History at Columbia University; Patricia Rubin, Director of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University; former Andrew W.Mellon Foundation Program Officer, Angelica Zander Rudenstine; Perrin Stein, Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale University School of Art, and Luke Syson, Curator-in-Charge, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Thaw will serve as an honorary member of the advisory committee, and William M. Griswold, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, is an ex-officio member.
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The Drawing Institute is pleased to welcome the 2013–2014 class of fellows:
Marco Bolzoni, PhD, Univeristà degli Studi Federico II, Naples
Portraits on Paper in Rome (c. 1550 to c. 1650): History, Technique, Function, and Style
Judith Noorman, PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York
Lowell Libson Fellow
Academic Drawing in Amsterdam in the Mid-Seventeenth Century
Andrea Bell, PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Drawing Practice of French Prix de Rome Winners in Rome at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Kent Minturn, Director of Columbia University's MA Program in Modern Art, Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA).
Drawing, Writing, Speaking: Jean Dubuffet's ler dla canpane (1948) and the Emergence of Écrits Bruts
Elizabeth Merrill, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Drawing and Francesco di Giorgio's Program for the Renaissance Architect