A detail of a drawing of people in a boat

Giocomo Guardi, Italian (1764-1835), View of S. Maria della Presentazione, called ‘Zitelle’, late 18th-early 19th century, gouache on paper, 4 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches. Purchase with The Carnegie Fund, 60.265. © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder. 

February 1—March 24, 2018

Drawings from CU Art Museum made from the 1200s to today are featured in this exhibition, curated by a team of graduate students in CU’s museum practicum seminar. Draw Me In encourages close looking and conversation. As viewers study techniques employed by artists working in a variety of media, they are asked to engage with traditional conceptions about the art of drawing in order to come to a deeper understanding of the practice. How has drawing been defined and valued by different makers, collectors and scholars? And what is drawing today?

Watch a short video documenting the graduate students as they work with our curator on placing the drawings for the exhibition below, or at this YouTube link.

View images of the exhibition installation here.