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Thursday, 29 October 2020

Born on this day: Deborah Duyvis, 1886

Dear reader,

Timeslots, masks, digital presence... Cultural institutions are still trying their best to work with the restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, making art available one way or another; and we applaud it!

Please find below a selection of exhibitions and opportunities to keep you occupied and entertained.


#closingsoon Marking the centenary of the Society of Wood Engravers, the exhibition: Scene Through Wood - A Century of Wood Engraving, in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, charts the history and global spread of this widely loved art form. It is on show until 15 November (free admission). Click here for more information.

#closingsoon The exhibition: Adriaen van Ostade: The Simple Life, at the Kunst Museum Winterthur (Reinhart am Stadtgarten) can be visited until 8 November 2020, click here for more information.

#justopened The temporary exhibition at the Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp: Een eeuw van verwondering - Vijfhonderd jaar nieuwsgierigheid en innovatie/ A century of wonder - Knowledge in the 16th century, is on view from 9 October to 10 January 2021. The 16th century print series Nova Reperta (New Discoveries) and contemporary developments are central to this exhibition. Check out their website for more information.

#justopened Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Anniversary Highlights, at the Met in New York celebrates the museum's 150th anniversary. The Met presents four thematic installations that take an in-depth look at the fabric of its collections. The second installation displays a selection of highlights from the department’s collection of one million works on paper. On view from 8 October to 18 January 2021.

#justopened The exhibition: Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), now in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, shows Beardsley's first works published in 1891 upto his last portrayals in 1898. In addition to circa one hundred original drawings, some original publications of his illustrations will be displayed. On show from 13 October until 10 January, click here for more information on how to get tickets.

#onview #drawings #filmcollab The exhibition: Le Corbusier's early drawings (1902-1916) is on show from 19 September to 24 January 2021 at the Teatro dell’architettura in Mendrisio. The exhibition features more than eighty previously-unpublished original drawings by Le Corbusier from public and private Swiss collections, and includes numerous reproductions of drawings from the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris. Moreover: to mark the exhibition 'Le Corbusier's early drawings', in collaboration with Milano Design Film Festival, the Accademia di architettura is staging an exhibition entitled “Living Le Corbusier”. This exhibition presents a selection of films on the life and works of the Swiss architect and is shown at the same location. Click here for more information.

#onview Archive of Lines. Drawings and Watercolours in the NLL Graphic Art Collection at the National Library of Latvia, Riga. Artists such as Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530), Daniele da Volterra (1509–1566), Frederik de Moucheron (1634–1686), Franz Kobel (1749–1822), Jan Matejko (1838–1893) and Adolph von Menzel (1815–1905) have been selected for the exhibition. Check the link for more information!

#onview 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death. To commemorate this significant event the Lightbox in Woking created the exhibition: Raphael: Prince Albert's Passion, which is on show until 31 January. Click here for more information.

#openingsoon The exhibition Time for Take-Off! Images of Flight from Albrecht Dürer to Jorinde Voigt, will open soon from 31 October until 21 February 2021 at the Museum of Prints and Drawings in Berlin. Click here for more information.

#openedthismonth On view in Madrid since 1 October and until 6 December: Ruinas de Zaragoza. Dibujos y estampas de la Colección Lázaro. Ruins of Zaragoza is one of the most important and popular sets of prints from the Spanish 19th century. It was made on the initiative of Juan Gálvez (1774-1846) and Fernando Brambila (1763-1834), to document and disseminate, through thirty-six etchings and aquatint prints, the resistance and the destruction produced in Zaragoza by the Napoleonic army during the first siege of the city (June-August 1808). Click here for more information!


#fellowship The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston Texas focuses on research on modern and contemporary drawing. The fellowship program will foster scholarship on interdisciplinary, object-based conversations on the drawing medium’s history, theory, criticism, and practice. DL: 11 December 2020. For more information on how to apply, click here.

#fellowships The Drawing Institute of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York offers two fellowships: the Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship holders will research aspects of the history, theory, collecting, function or interpretation of drawings. DL for both: 30 November 2020. For more information, click here.

#fellowship The Armagh Robinson Library in Northern Ireland is looking for a Curatorial Research Fellow to work on the library's collection of 4500 prints and engravings. DL: 16 November 2020. For more information, click here.

#fellowship David and Julie Tobey Fellowship (four or six months at the Harvard University Center I Tatti in Florence) for post-doctoral research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship. Deadline 16 November 2020. Apply here.

#scholarship The Bella Maniera Scholarship will be allocated to a researcher wishing to publish a study devoted to old drawings, kept in a French public institution. DL: 15 November 2020. For more information, click here.

#vacancy #lastchance The Royal Library in The Hague (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) is looking for a full time curator of old books. Deadline for application is 1 November! Apply here.

#researchposition #lastchance Apply before 2 November, 12:00 for the research position at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. The appointed researcher will conduct research on a watermarks selection preserved in the Museo della Carta, located in Pietrabuona.


#manuscripts #cfp The second edition of the contest Future of Manuscript Studies (FuMast) (online) conference is on 16-17 April 2021! The International Contest FuMast aims to bring together scholars engaged in the study of Greek and Latin manuscripts. The DL for proposals for the webinar is 8 November 2020!

#essayprize The Morgan Library & Museum is excited to share an opportunity from Master Drawings, accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual Ricciardi Prize of $5,000! The award is given to the best new and unpublished article on a drawings topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. Abstracts due on 15 November 2020.


#onlineconference The Villa Vigoni at Loveno di Menaggio hosts the conference: Raphael in Reproductions (16-18 November 2020). The conference will explore the reception of Raphaels œuvre in a global context. It aims to shed new light on the impact that modern reproductions had on the role Raphael played not only in national art histories but also in the emerging popular culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Click here for the full program and information on how to sign up for digital attendance.

#webinar A webinar on the topic of woodblocks organised by The Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp on 7 December 2020. The webinar intends to stimulate interest and research in woodblock collections in general and this extremely valuable collection in particular. The process and results of the woodblock project (14.000 blocks from the Officina Plantiniana Officiane) will be presented. Click here for the full program and information on how to sign up.


#majoracquisition The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles purchased 39 Dutch drawings from a private collector. These drawings provide a stunning survey of the outstanding artists, styles, genres, and subjects in seventeenth-century art from the Netherlands. Some of the artists include Jacob van Ruisdael, Ferdinand Bol, Adriaen van Ostade and Rembrandt van Rijn. Click here to see titles and artists of all 39 drawings!


The News Corner Team,

Wear a mask, stay safe,

and see you in November!

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators

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