• 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.