A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collecting

Pen and brown ink drawing of a man standing beside a plinth on which rests a book, to the right of the man is a study of Saint Luke.

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting and the Drawing Institute of the Morgan Library & Museum on March 4th and 5th.

This two-day symposium focuses on historic collections of Old Master drawings in Europe and the United States. The keynote address, given by Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, will be followed by presentations on collectors such as Giorgio Vasari, Pierre-Jean Mariette, the dukes of Devonshire, and Frits Lugt.

The event concludes with an interview of George Goldner, former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, conducted by Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

​Please note: Friday's sessions will be held at the Morgan Library & Museum; Saturday’s will be held at The Frick Collection.

Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino (1503–1540), Man Standing Beside a Plinth on which He Rests a Book, and a Study of Saint Luke, ca. 1530. Pen and brown ink, brown wash, on paper. The Morgan Library & Museum