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Past Exhibitions
Brice Marden, Tu Fu Dog 1, 1986–91. Black ink over embossed platemark. Yale University Art Gallery, Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Collection. © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

What Is a Line? Drawings from the Collection

  • May 1, 2007–July 22, 2007
Featuring modern and contemporary drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection, What is a Line? examines the different ways that artists have defined, challenged, and reflected upon the role of the line in drawing. The exhibition includes over 60 drawings by artists such as Carl Andre, Trisha Brown, Philip Guston, and Agnes Martin, among others. In addition, an original wall drawing by artist Sol LeWitt accompanies the exhibition, underscoring the diversity of effects possible when an artist stretches a line to its naturally expansive conclusion. The show is organized by a curatorial team of Yale students, who were responsible for all aspects, including exhibition design and interpretive materials, as well as the installation of the LeWitt drawing.
Exhibition organized by Yale students under the direction of Anna Hammond, Deputy Director for Education, Programs, and Public Affairs, and Pamela Franks, Curator of Academic Initiatives, both Yale University Art Gallery; and Christine Mehring, Assistant Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. Made possible by the Florence B. Selden Fund, and the Jane and Gerald Katcher and the Nolen-Bradley Family Funds for Education, with additional support provided by Drs. Joseph L. Koerner, B.A. 1980, and Margaret L. Koster, and by Carol and Sol LeWitt in memory of Robert Rosenblum.