This exhibition brought together working and presentation drawings and watercolors for the decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present. Based on the Museum’s permanent collection, including many recent acquisitions, and enriched by loans from private collections, “Drawn to Design” incorporated a lively assemblage of highly imaginative drawings for silversmiths’ and goldsmiths’ work, for textiles, for stained glass, for illusionistic or symbolic wall and ceiling decorations, and for theatrical costumes and stage decorations. Highlighted was a full-size pattern drawing by Albrecht Dürer for a Nuremberg stained-glass window of about 1500, which was juxtaposed with watercolors for stained glass from the 1880s by Boston’s John La Farge. A Renaissance German design for an elaborate saltcellar was compared with the stripped-down purity of bowls by early-twentieth-century Viennese designer Josef Hoffmann. Fantastic ballet costumes for the court of Louis XIV competed with those created by Léon Bakst, the great early-twentieth-century costume designer for Sergey Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. In the exhibition, the drawings were complemented by sympathetically related objects: a stained-glass window by La Farge, an eighteenth-century French embroidered silk waistcoat, a Neoclassical jewel box from the Napoleonic era, or a carved chest with fanciful leopards by the contemporary furniture maker Judy McKie.