If you have a love of early European drawings, make sure to plan a summer stop at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. On view until September 3, 2012, the Met is presenting a detailed exhibition of their collection of Central European drawings from 1400-1700. The exhibit, entitled “Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700,” is the first of its kind to showcase this extensive collection of drawings. Most of the pieces in the show were actually acquired over last few decades with the addition of The Robert Lehman Collection in 1975.
Dürer and Beyond was organized by the Met’s drawings and prints curators, Stijn Alsteens and Freyda Spira. The show includes almost 100 drawings supported by prints and book illustrations. With famous draftsman Albrecht Dürer capturing the spotlight, the exhibit also includes well known artists of the time period such as Martin Schongauer, Hans Baldung, and Hans Hoffman.
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