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Grand Design Exhibition Blog

Curatorial Conversations: Stijn Alsteens on Pieter Coecke's Drawings

Sarah Mallory, Research Assistant, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stijn Alsteens, curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints and a co-curator of Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry, selected the exhibition's array of drawings. I recently spoke with Stijn about Coecke's highly accomplished, technically complex, and rare drawings.

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Drawings and Prints: A Dialogue

Perrin Stein, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints

Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014

Did you know that until 1992, Drawings and Prints were two separate departments within the Museum? Behind the scenes, there are many physical reminders of this earlier era, including separate storerooms, separate study rooms, and staff offices spread over two floors. However, both in the public galleries as well as conceptually, these two areas of the collection are now wholly integrated, allowing for a richer understanding of how works on paper were made and used.

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A Happy Occasion for Melencolia I

Nadine Orenstein, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014

The year 2014 marks the five-hundredth anniversary of Albrecht Dürer's Melencolia I (1514), a masterpiece of engraving whose imagery has fascinated artists, historians, scientists, and mathematicians for centuries. In honor of this occasion, a small display of Melencolia and several works it influenced is on view through July 14 in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Gallery.

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