Grand Opening of Soho’s Expanded Drawing Center, Scuttled by Sandy, Arrives November 7

A rendering of the Drawing Center’s new main gallery. (WXY Architecture)

In an e-mail to press today, the director of Soho’s Drawing Center, Brett Littman, announced that it will officially reopen to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 7,  after being closed for more than a year for extensive renovations and an expansion. 

Mr. Littman writes, “It has been a long journey back home for The Drawing Center, from the drawing boards of the World Trade Center site through more than a few stops and turns to that one last surprise–Hurricane Sandy.” (In 2004, the center was picked to make its home at Ground Zero, though political wrangling prevented that.)

Following its $10 million renovation, the center had been set to reopen tomorrow, Nov. 3, though the continued lack of power in the area after Sandy has scuttled that plan. Mr. Littman, proving that he truly understands our needs, has the Drawing Center will host the “first—and, no doubt, last—Champagne Press Preview” on Wednesday in advance of that public opening.

The center’s debut offerings sound great: “Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios,” “José Antonio Suárez Londoño: The Yearbooks” and “In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art.”