Rare Drawings from Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Travel to Morgan Library

Willem de Kooning, “Standing Man,” 1951. (Courtesy Morgan Library)

This October, the Morgan Library will host an exhibition of rarely-seen drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich. It is called “Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich” and is being billed as “the first time such a comprehensive and prestigious selection of works has been lent to a single exhibition.”

For the show, the Morgan’s curators were offered access to the Graphische Sammlung’s holdings, settling on 100 works that offer a kind of sampling of the museum’s collection.

More from the press release:

Dürer to de Kooning will occupy the Morgan’s two principal galleries. One gallery will contain more than sixty Italian, German, Dutch, and French drawings of the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. Represented here will be such celebrated artists as Mantegna, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Raphael, Titian, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Bellange, and Friedrich. The second gallery features nearly forty late-nineteenth-century and modern and contemporary works, including drawings by Vincent van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, David Hockney, Georg Baselitz, and Sigmar Polke.

William M. Griswold, director of the Morgan Library & Museum, said in a statement, “It is difficult to overstate the splendor and importance of the works on view in this exhibition.”

The show runs Oct. 12, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013. Rare Drawings from Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Travel to Morgan Library