May 19, 2016
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Hear fascinating stories behind the rare drawings in Marks of Genius by artists such as K the Kollwitz, Winslow Homer, and Amedeo Modigliani. Curator Rachel McGarry discusses her discoveries and examines the role of draftsmanship to some of the worlds most renowned artists. Drawing, in its directness and informality, is the art form arguably closest to the artists authentic self. You’ll see drawings that offer glimpses into an artists private thoughts, as well as works of astounding virtuosity executed with a mere piece of chalk or quill pen and a slip of paper.