“Drawing: A Broader Definition” brings together sixty-six objects from across the Museum’s collections to show various approaches to drawing on both paper and non-paper surfaces (for example, Mayan, Greek, Asian, and European ceramics; Etruscan bronze mirror backs; Egyptian trial sketches on stone chips; and tribal textiles). The works range in date from an Egyptian bowl of about 3850 BC to a Pablo Picasso ceramic of 1957. Unexpected juxtapositions between works of diverse media, date, and world cultures are arranged thematically to heighten the pleasure of visual comparison.

Read how curator Clifford S. Ackley put together the exhibition

View the exhibition tour