Drawing Connections: Drawing in Contemporary Art

January 23 – March 10, 2018

Emmett Williams, American (1925-2007); Untitled drawing from the portfolio 10 Autobiographical Sketches, 1979, Sheet: 13 ¾ x 19 11/16 inches, Gift of Saul Steinberg through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation in 1981

UMCA is collaborating for the second time with Karen Kurczynski (Assistant Professor, UMass department of the History of Art and Architecture) on an exhibition drawn from the UMCA’s permanent collection for her Spring 2018 undergraduate seminar “Drawing Connections: Drawing in Contemporary Art.”

UMCA’s Collections Manager/Registrar Jennifer Lind will provide curatorial expertise and support for class sessions that will meet in the Teaching Gallery around an installation focusing on abstraction in contemporary drawing. Students’ papers, presentations, and in-depth curatorial projects are posted online, as they were for last year's installation .

As part of the project, students enrolled in the seminar will develop wall labels and educational materials and will produce original research on drawings in both the UMCA collection and other Five College museum collections.